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Lesson 3 - Close Read-aloud, Session 2: What Makes Day and Night

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teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/6
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.1.f http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/1/f

Lesson 3 - Close Read-aloud, Session 2: What Makes Day and Night

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 3 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can distinguish what I learn from the illustrations and what I learn from the text in the book What Makes Day and Night to describe the pattern of light and dark on Earth.
  • I can record my observations about what I notice in pictures and videos of the sun, moon, and stars.

Ongoing Assessment

  • During the Opening and Closing A, observe students as they begin to use adjectives to describe the sun, moon, and stars and identify real-life connections with the adjectives. Record student progress on the Language Checklist. 
  • During Session 2 of the close read-aloud in Work Time A, use the Reading Information Text Checklist to track students’ progress for this lesson (see Assessment Overview and Resources).
  • During Work Time B, monitor students as they engage in the Back-to-Back and Face-to-Face protocol to listen and respond to a classmate’s idea.

Purpose of Lesson

  • This lesson follows the same pattern for shared writing instruction during Closing A. Students continue to share their thinking about how to describe the sun and moon using adjectives.

In Advance

  • Prepare:
    • Sun, Moon, and Stars Word Wall Cards for the words spins, light, and shadow, introduced in close read-aloud Session 2. Write or type the word on a card and create or find a visual to accompany each word.
    • Technology necessary to play “Blue Marble Animations” in Work Time B.
  • Preview the Close Read-aloud Guide: What Makes Day and Night (Session 2; for teacher reference).
  • Create a “Language Chunk Wall”—an area in the classroom where students can display and categorize the academic phrases discussed in the Language Dive.
  • Review the Back-to-Back and Face-to-Face protocol. (Refer to the Classroom Protocols document for the full version of the protocol.)
  • Post: Learning targets, “What We See: The Sun, Moon, and Stars” Poem, and applicable anchor charts.
  • Prepare Sentence Strip Chunks: What Makes Day and Night for use during the close read-aloud.

 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.

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: pattern, day, night, sun, earth, darkness
  • Text-specific: spins, light, shadow

Materials

  • “What We See: The Sun, Moon, and Stars” Poem (from Lesson 2; one to display; for teacher read-aloud)
  • Close Read-aloud Guide: What Makes Day and Night (Session 2; for teacher reference)
    • Sun, Moon, and Stars Word Wall cards (new; teacher-created; three)
    • Sun, Moon, and Stars Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1; added to during Work Time A)
    • What Makes Day and Night (one to display; for teacher read-aloud)
    • What Makes Day and Night Notes Sheet (new; co-created with students during Work Time A; see Close Read-aloud Guide)
    • Reading Information Text Checklist (for teacher reference; see Assessment Overview and Resources)
  • Flashlight (one; used by teacher during the close read-aloud)
  • “Blue Marble Animations” (video; play in entirety; see Technology and Multimedia)
  • Back-to-Back and Face-to-Face Protocol Anchor Chart (begun in Module 1)
  • Speaking and Listening Checklist (for teacher reference; see Assessment Overview and Resources)
  • Sun Photograph 2 (one to display)
  • Moon Photograph 2 (one to display)
  • Describing the Sun and Moon Recording Form (Sun) (from Lesson 2; one for teaching modeling and one per student)
  • Describing the Sun and Moon Recording Form (Moon) (from Lesson 2; one for teaching modeling and one per student)
  • Sentence strip Chunks: What Makes Day and Night (one to display)

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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