1. Topic-
The Emperor's New Clothes & Fairy Tales
2. Content-
Fairy tales and how they differ from other genres,
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Develop a love of reading.
2. Appreciate the art of telling a fairy tale.
4. Objectives-
1. TSWBAT compare and contrast fairy tales and nonfiction books.
2. TSBAT Define and apply new vocabulary.
5. Materials and Aids-
White Board, The Emperor's New Clothes book, student dictionaries.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Discuss what the students think a fairy tale is and what makes it up.
2. Have students come to board to write down their ideas silently.
3. Encourage students to comment constructively on other students opinions.

B. Development-

1. Continue a discussion on what a fairytale is and discuss ideas that students wrote on the board. Begin compiling a list of what fairy tales are.
2. Let students do a walk through of the book and note any unfamiliar words. Write sentences that have the unfamiliar words in them on the board and discover what the words mean by using context clues and the dictionary.

C. Practice-

1. Begin Reading The Emperor's New Clothes as a read aloud. Have teacher model good reader habits by using context clues, asking questions and re reading.
2. Pose questions to students throughout the reading.
3. Pose discussion after first read. Gather student opinions on the book, the characters and the attributes of a fairytale. See if hypothesis of what a fairytale is matches with new understanding after reading the book. Also discuss new vocabulary.

D. Independent Practice-

With new knowledge of what a fairytale is write a short paragraph comparing and contrasting the genre of fantasy against the nonfiction books.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Provide handouts for students to complete sentences.
2. Provide handouts with a Venn diagram on it to write down the differences between fairytale and nonfiction.

F. Checking for understanding-

Use discussion for evaluation time. By asking questions you are gauging understanding.

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