1. Topic-
Shared Reading Practice
2. Content-
Are You a Ladybug?-Non-fiction
A Mother For Choco-Fiction
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Reviewing initial letters.
2.Identifying patterns, new vocabulary.
3.Identifying character traits.
4. Objectives-
1.Identify and use initial letters in word work.
2.Recognize patterns in independent reading.
3.Recognize character traits in independent reading.
5. Materials and Aids-
ANTS poem on chart paper. Are You a Ladybug? and A mother for Choco big books. Independent study materials.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Read ANTS.
2.Discuss acrostic poetry and the importance of the initial letters.

B. Development-

1.Read Are You a Ladybug?
2.Ask students to read along with the pattern.
3.Act out the animal descriptions in the book.

C. Practice-

1.Read A Mother for Choco
2.Have students identify the main character.
3.List the character's traits.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will choose a literacy activity to work on.
1.Word work-initial letters, sight words.
2.Work on writing-write a pattern of questions and answers.
3. Read to self or Read to someone-identify the most important characters in a fiction book. Write about their traits.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Varying levels of text complexity.
2.Independent practice.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Reassess using Teacher's College sight word, spelling and reading comprehension assessment.

G. Closure-

1.Students will share their independent work experiences related to the reading.

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