“Coyote Places the Stars” retold and illustrated by Harriet Peck Taylor
Day One – Build Background • When you look at the night sky what do you see? • Which constellations can you name? The Night Sky
Develop Concepts • Why do you think people made up stories about constellations? • What is one explanation people might have given for the constellations in the night sky? • How many constellations do you think there are?
Summarize • Objective: To understand what summarizing is and how summarizing can help us become better readers. • What is summarizing? • Summarizing is telling the main (or important) events of what was read in the correct order in your own words. Do not add personal voice. • Why summarize? • To understand that summarizing while reading can help a reader recall and keep track of story events.
Comprehension Questions • What are the problems the child encounters trying to count the stars in the sky? Summarize • Independent Work – Apply to Read Aloud Five Sentences using transition words to summarize “How Many Stars in the Sky?”. (In the beginning, Next, Then, After that, Finally)
Compare and Contrast • Objective: To understand what comparing and contrasting are and how to tie information together. • Access Prior Knowledge - Compare Beany and Jose. Comparing tells how two or more things are alike Beany and Jose both have to solve a problem. - Contrast Beany and Jose. Contrasting tells how two or more things are different Beany likes cartwheels, but Jose likes baseball.
Comprehension Questions • Why is the country a better place than the city to see stars? • Support your answer with quote from the text.
Vocabulary 1. swiftly – In a very fast way. 2. skillful – Having the ability to do something very well. 3. canyon – A deep valley with high cliffs on both sides. 4. gazing – To look at something in a way that shows great interest or wonder. 5. pride – A feeling of being proud or having respect for; a feeling of worth. 6. feast – A special meal with a large amount of food. 7. arranged – To place things in a certain order.
Genre • Native American Tale – A tale is a story that has been passed down through time. • Look for • A clever main character. • An explanation of how something came to be.
Author’s Purpose • Entertain • Inform • Give Directions • Persuade
Think and Respond • How does Coyote place the stars? • Why does he do it? • Why do the animals give a great feast for coyote? • How does this story explain why Coyote howls? • What pictures would you have made if you had arranged the stars? • How did using a reading strategy help you read this selection?
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FILL IN THE BLANK OR PLUG IT IN 1. Last summer, we went to visit a _______. arranged canyon feast Strategy – Use context clues and illustrations to help you figure out what is going on in the story or the meaning of words.
MATCHING feast Having the ability to do something very well. pride A special meal with a large amount of food. skillful A feeling of being proud or having respect for; a feeling of worth.
Clue: To place things in a certain order. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Clue: To look at something in a way that shows great interest or wonder. __ __ __ __ __ __
Clue: In a very fast way. __ __ __ __ __ __ __
What Did You Learn? WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME . . . . . NAME ONE THING YOU LEARNED TODAY. Have a GREAT day! Mrs. Augspurger
Summarize • Objective: To understand what summarizing is and how summarizing can help us become better readers. PARTNER ACTIVITY IN A QUIET VOICE . . . . • Partner 1 Read the page • Partner 2 With closed book summarize what was read. (Name 4 important details or facts) • Reverse rolls and repeat
Compare and ContrastObjective: To understand what comparing and contrasting are and how to tie information together. • Compare and contrast page 45 VENN DIAGRAM • Independent Practice Make sentences from Venn Diagram information.
Figurative Language • Words that say one thing but mean another -The animals were all ears as they listened to Coyote. -The rain came down in buckets. -Keep your shirt on. -Don’t spill the beans! -I smell a rat. -Try walking a mile in my shoes.