Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Teaching with Welcome Back Sun by Erin Carter

It's almost back to school time!
We have a great lesson plan that meets North Carolina's Kindergarten standards for our book, Welcome Back Sun by Erin Carter, that we'd love to share with you!

Welcome Back Sun
By Erin Carter Illustrated by Phil Bould

Topic: Book discussion, matching board, nocturnal animals.
Grade: Kindergarten
NC Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1b Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Explain the impact of how life events bring change (a new sibling, moving to a new house, a new job, a new school, etc.).
Lesson Objectives:
  • The children will be able to learn about nocturnal animals through reading “Welcome Back Sun.”
  • The children will be able to recall routines that they go through each day including morning, afternoon and night.
  • The children will be able to recall animal sounds for the animals that appear in the book.
Lesson Structure:
  • The teacher will introduce the book and discuss title, author, and illustrator and parts of the book.
  • The teacher will read the story pointing out animals, and routines along the way.
  • The teacher will discuss the book after reading it.
  • The teacher will introduce the matching board. The matching board will have a picture of breakfast, bus, a school, bus, snack, dinner and bed along with time of day. The children will match the picture to time of day.
  • The teacher will show the children pictures of the animals from the book and discuss the sounds that each animal makes.
Lesson Extensions:
  • Advanced: Play a rhyming game with pictures from the book.
  • Modified: Introduce book, read book, show animal pictures and make sounds of each animal.
  • ELL: Play matching game in Spanish.