Wednesday, March 139:00-10:15Providing Evidence Character TraitsGOALS/OBJECTIVES
SWBAT find evidence from both text and illustrations to support the claim that
‘modest’ is a character trait for Lou Gehrig.
1.3.2.C Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.1.3.2.A Recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.1.3.2.G Use information from illustrations and words, in print or digital text, todemonstrate understanding of characters, setting, or plot.
MATERIALS AND PREPARATION
Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David Adler
“Character Traits” list on chart paper
Chart paper with “Lou Gehrig” written across top and marker
Write “Lou Gehrig” across top of chart paper; “Character Trait” and “Proof”underneath with “A.” under each
heading and space left for “B”
Read Aloud (9:00-9:30)
Remind students of reading book during biography study
Set purpose: To identify Lou Gehrig’s traits;
When we study charactersthat are real people we can talk about their character traits as
I told you all that Lou Gehrig was one of my favorite baseball players of all time. The reason that I admire him so much is because he was somodest. Modest means not bragging or telling people how great you are,
not thinking that you’re better than anyone else
Today, as we read, I want you to think about things you notice in the book that show us how modest Lou Gehrig was.
During Reading (engaging students, comprehension)
Guide students toward piece of evidence, write it
Does anyone notice anything on this page that gives us some proof about how modest Lou Gehrig was?
[Did not brag about
his record for playing in consecutive games, just said, “That’sthe way I am.”