But neither the lady-in-waiting, all dressed in white, nor the governess, all dressed in black—and much less the queen, all dressed in gold—would have thought, even for a moment, that the princess could be allowed to play with the other children.
The Malachite Palace by Alma Flor Ada
On the other side of ornate iron gates, many children laughed and played in the fields beyond the palace.
Lesson Plan • Type the first paragraph of the selection, one sentence per slide. • Remove any extra slides! • Go to Slide Sorter view and mix up the slides. • Save the presentation to your grade level folder on the student server. • Have the students access the presentation. • Have them go to Slide Sorter view. • Have them read each sentence and then put them in order by clicking and dragging. • Have each student then fill in the prediction slide. • This lesson can be printed out and graded for sequence accuracy as well as prediction logic. • For more information on Who Mixed Up Our Sentences? See Guided Reading the Four-Blocks Way by Cunningham, Hall, and Cunningham pgs.126-127 Story example taken from MacGraw-Hill Reading 4th Grade p. 635-659
Rationale This is a Pre-Reading Activity “By mixing up the sentences from the first paragraph of a book, . . .you can present students with a problem in paragraph logic. Presenting this problem to students helps them become more sensitive to the linear logic of paragraphs and the meaning and structure clues that reflect that logic.” Guided Reading the Four-Blocks Way by Cunningham, Hall, and Cunningham