Lesson 1: Introducing the Story
Reading Standard 2.0
Strand: Reading Comprehension
Substrand: Comprehension and
Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
Standard: 2.6 Recognize cause
and effect relationships in a text.
2.7 Interpert information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
Objective: TLW identify
cause and effect relationship between Wendell's room and the pigs in Mark
Key Vocabulary: scrubbed
Anticipatory Set / Accessing Prior Knowledge:
ask students if their bedrooms have ever been messy. TTW ask if anyone
has ever had their bedroom called a pigsty.
Input: TTW read the
story, Pigsty by Mark Teague, to the class. TLW follow along
in their own book.
Model and Guided Practice: Using
a chart divided into two sections labled Little andBig
record student suggested problems that start out small and get big (ie.
not brushing your teeth can result in cavities and having to get your teeth
drilled). TLW also identify the cause for the little problem turning into
a big problem.
Check for Understanding: TTW
ask students to each give an example of a little problem that can become
a big problem.
Evaluation: Is the student able
to identify the cause and effect relationship between Wendell's room and
Is the student able to identify a little problem that can become a big
Is the student able to identify the cause that effected the problem?
of prior knowledge, hands-on materials, vocabulary instruction, step-by-step
directions, repetition, examples, modeling, cooperative grouping
Classroom Management: Whole-group,
teacher directed: All students will be expected to face front and focus
durring anticipatory set and practice portions of the lesson. Students
will be expected to follow the story and remain on task durring the teacher
directed reading portion of the lesson.
Extension Activity: TLW
write a list of little to big problems along with the cause of growth of
lesson went very well. All students appeared to be interested and on task.
The students enjoyed the story and had many ideas for other problems that
could grow and become worse if not taken care of right away.
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