1. Topic-
Novel Study -Watsons Go to Birmingham-
 
2. Content-
Core:
"The Watsons Go to
Birmingham"
SpringBoard Unit 2:
Activity 2.17
Meet the Watsons pp. 162-174
Read the excerpt in chunks,
discussing, marking the text and summarizing along the way
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
By the time each student leaves this class they will be able to understand how to break down the text by chunking the reading
 
4. Objectives-
Students will understand reading strategies by chunking the text.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Novel- Watsons Go to Birmingham, SpringBoard Workbooks, Spring Board DVD
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Do Now: Essential Question: Student should answer the essential question in 3-4 sentences.

1)How are people influenced by changes in their worlds?
 

B. Development-

Began to explore the different types of setting to the students. Allow the students to identify more than one setting in the classroom. Describe a particular place in the classroom by using description only. Allow the students to guess what particular place in the classroom you are describing based off your description.
 

C. Practice-

Chunk 1: Setting- Before students began reading the teacher should provide the students with background knowledge of where the story is taking place. See if students have ever visited this place where the story is taking place? Ask students to write down a detailed description of where they might imagine the Watson's to live. Allow students to create their own setting by using imagery. Then, allow students to share their writing aloud.
 

D. Independent Practice-

In pairs, allow students to find a setting in the classroom and write a description of the setting without revealing its location. Then, pairs can take turn guessing what setting their partner is describing based off of their partners description.
 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Allow lower learners students to draw a picture of where they imagine the Watsons Go to Birmingham lives.
 

F. Checking for understanding-

Review the setting with students. Describe the Watsons current setting, and give the Watsons new setting.
 

G. Closure-

For homework, Allow students to describe the similarities and differences between the where the Watsons live now and Birmingham.
 

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