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Lesson 13 - Focused Read-aloud and Retelling, Session 2: Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/1/6
teaches Common Core State Standards W.1.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/1/8
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.1.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/1/2
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.1.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/1/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.1.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/1/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.1.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/1/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.1.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/1/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.1.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/1/7
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/6

Lesson 13 - Focused Read-aloud and Retelling, Session 2: Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 13 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can retell major events from Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky.
  • I can describe the central message of Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky.

Ongoing Assessment

  • During Work Time B, circulate and listen for students to use words and phrases acquired through the read-aloud during the Role-Play protocol. Note how students are interacting with one another using the Speaking and Listening Checklist (see Assessment Overview and Resources).
  • During Work Time C, circulate and observe students individually writing their Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Response Sheets. At the end of the lesson, collect students’ writing samples to check progress.

Purpose of Lesson

  • This is the second of two lessons in which students engage in a focused read-aloud of Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky. Students use the text and illustrations to ask and answer questions about the characters, setting, and events in the story. Similar to Lesson 12, they add icons to the Story Elements Board. They then complete Parts III and IV on their Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Response Sheets, dealing with the text’s central lesson/message.

In Advance

  • Prepare:
    • Story Elements board icons for the beginning, middle, and end.
    • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Response Sheets Part III and Part IV on clipboards for Work Time C.
  • Review the Role-Play and Sit, Kneel, Stand protocols. 
  • Post: Learning targets, “Sun, Moon, and Stars” Version 2 Song, Moon Movement Chart, and applicable anchor charts.

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display the lesson or assign it to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to the Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Response Sheet (assigned in lesson 12)

Vocabulary 

  • Lesson-specific: character, setting, moon, sun
  • Text-specific: sky, earth

Materials

  • “Sun, Moon, and Stars” Version 2 song (from Lesson 5; one to display)
  • Moon Movement Chart (from Lesson 10; one to display)
  • Story Elements Board (begun in Lesson 12; added to during Work Time A)
  • Reading Literature Checklist (for teacher reference)
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (one to display; for teacher read-aloud)
  • Story Elements Icons: Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (from Lesson 12; three; added during Work Time A)
  • Story Elements Board: Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (from Lesson 12; answers, for teacher reference)
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Puppets (from Lesson 12; one per student)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 4)
  • Role-Play Protocol Anchor Chart (begun Lesson 4)
  • Speaking and Listening Checklist (for teacher reference)
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Response Sheet (from Lesson 12; one per student)
  • Pencils (one per student)
  • Sit, Kneel, Stand Protocol Anchor Chart (teacher created-begun in Module 1)

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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