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Lesson 9 - Focused Read-aloud, Session 2: Does the Sun Sleep? Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/7
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.1.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/1/2
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.1.j http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/1/j
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.1.i http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/1/i
teaches Common Core State Standards W.1.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/1/8
teaches Common Core State Standards L.1.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/1/1
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 9 - Focused Read-aloud, Session 2: Does the Sun Sleep? Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 9 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 Does the Sun Sleep? Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns to describe patterns of the stars. 
  • I can record my observations of videos/images of the sky in the Sky Notebook.

Ongoing Assessment

  • During the focused read-aloud in Work Time A, use the Reading Informational Text Checklist to track students’ progress (see Assessment Overview and Resources).
  • During the Closing, circulate and observe students independently writing in their Sky Notebook. At the end of the lesson, collect students’ writing samples to document progress.

Purpose of Lesson

  • This lesson follows the same pattern as Lesson 7. This is the first of two lessons in which students engage in a cycle of inquiry with Does the Sun Sleep? Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns (pages 16–21) to build understanding about the patterns of the stars.
  • Students work with the idea that the stars are visible only at night. Emphasize that the stars are not disappearing, but rather how the light from the sun, our nearest star, outshines the starlight during the day. The language seems to or appears to is important because it explains that the stars are not disappearing and reappearing, but that they look as though they are.

In Advance

  • Prepare:
    • Materials for the Poem and Movement in the Opening as described in the supporting materials.
    • Sun, Moon, and Stars Word Wall Cards for the words star and constellation. Write or type the word on a card and create or find a visual to accompany each word.
    • Technology necessary to play “Time-lapse of Starry Night Sky” in Work Time B.
    • Technology necessary to display Does the Sun Sleep? Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns as an eBook, if that is how you plan to access it during Work Time A.
    • Clipboards with students’ Sky Notebooks for the Closing.
    • Moon Photograph 6 in color, if possible.
    • Pre-distribute colored pencils and crayons in the whole group meeting area to ensure a smooth transition to the Closing.
  • Gather materials for the science experience during Work Time B:
    • Cover windows ahead of time to ensure the room will be dark enough to see the change in light.
    • Prepare a flashlight (or flashlights) to demonstrate starlight.
    • Gather a piece of white cardstock to shine the flashlight on.
  • Post: Learning targets,“Where Are They? The Sun, Moon, and Stars“ Poem, 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 their Sky Notebook (assigned to lesson 4, used in lessons 4-12)

Vocabulary 

  • Lesson-specific: stars, constellation, shine, sun

Materials

  • Prepositions Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 7)
  • “Where Are They? The Sun, Moon, and Stars“ Poem (from Lesson 5; one to display)
  • Sun, Moon, and Stars Signs (one per student)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 4)
  • Unit 2 Guiding Question Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 2)
  • Does the Sun Sleep? Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns (one to display; for teacher read-aloud)
  • Sun, Moon, and Stars Word Wall cards (new; teacher-created; two)
  • Sun, Moon, and Stars Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Reading Information Text Checklist (for teacher reference; see Assessment Overview and Resources)
  • Patterns of the Stars Anchor Chart (new; co-created with students during Work Time A; see supporting materials)
  • Patterns of the Stars Anchor Chart (Answers, for Teacher Reference) 
  • “Time-lapse of Starry Night Sky” (video; play in entirety; see Technology and Multimedia)
  • Flashlight (one for teacher modeling)
  • White cardstock (one for teacher modeling)
  • Sky Notebook (from Lesson 4; page 8; one per student and one to display)
  • Moon Photograph 6 (one to display; color if possible)
  • Pencils (one per student)
  • Adjectives Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 4)
  • Describing What People Do at Night Recording Form (one for teacher modeling and one to display)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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