1. Topic-
Shared Reading
2. Content-
Identify and describe characters.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Review Max Takes the Train
2.Reread Max Takes the Train
3.Students will think about who the characters are, and what they are like.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will identify and describe the characters from the story Max Takes the Train.
5. Materials and Aids-
Big Book - Max Takes the Train
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Display Max Takes the Train.
2.Ask students what they remember about this story.

B. Development-

1.Reread Max Takes the Train.
2.Ask students to think about who the characters are and what they are like.

C. Practice-

1.After reading apply character by asking questions about the story characters.
2.Who is the story about?
3.Is Max a person or an animal?
4.What are the names of the other characters in the story?
5.How would you describe Uncle Max? Ruby? Zeke?

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will draw and write about their favorite character from Old MacDonald had a Woodshop.
2.Students will use words to describe the character.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Strategic group will dictate their ideas to the classroom paraprofessional or write with her assistance.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Can students identify and describe characters from Max Takes the Train? (oral language)
2.Can students draw, identify, and describe their favorite character from the story Old MacDonald had a Woodshop?

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