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Mrs.coffey Lesson

Mrs.coffey Lesson

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Published by: Breanne Pratt on Apr 30, 2012
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Jennifer Reynolds & Breanne Pratt 
Mrs. Coffey’s 5
grade class
Lesson on “Shortcut” By Donald Crews
: 5
20-30 minutes
by Donald Cruise
Post it chart paper
Story map worksheet 
RL.5.5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together toprovide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.SL.5.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on
 grade 5 topics and texts
, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
The students will listen as the teacher reads aloud, stopping to makepredictions, connections, and wonderings.
The students will create a story map using details from the text.
Lesson Sequences:1.
Interactive Read AloudBefore Reading:
Start off by letting the class examine the front of the story and allowtime for discussion and predictions
“Good afternoon Mrs. Coffey’s class, today we are going to
read a story
to you called “Shortcut” by Donald Cruise. We want to read this storyto you because we think it has sequenced events in it!”
“ Now, by looking at the cover or maybe just by looking at the name
can you make any predictions about what may happe
n in the story?”
Allow time for discussion and predictions.
During reading
Stop at page.5- Discuss why they think they should have taken theroad- allow time for discussion and more predictions
Stop at page.10-
ask “ What do you think they are going t 
o do and why
Pages. 17-22 (blank pages)-discuss possible outcomes-
“ what do youthink is going to happen”
 After reading
Let the students discuss their thoughts and opinions with a neighborabout the story
Discuss: “What was your favorite part?”, “Did y
our predictions come
Lesson Introduction/ Anticipatory Set (Engagement)
“Boys and girls can I have someone sum up
by Donald
Cruise for me? Yes! Great Job!”
State Objectives and Purpose
“Today we are going to make a story map
using details from the
“Story maps are important because they make it easy to organizeall the information from the text.”
Teach and Model
“Students Ms. Reynolds and I are going to show you have to story
map first. There are five parts to a story map, setting, characters,
problem, events, and solution.”
Have a story map ready to be filled out on the post it chart paper.
Pass out the story map worksheet. “Boys and girls please fill out 
your own the story map as we write it on the chart.
“The setting o
by Donald Cruise is the train tracks.
Write train tracks on the chart.
“The characters are the children in the story.”
Write children next to characters.
Guided Practice
There is a big problem in this story. Can someone please tell methe
problem in the story?” Correct! The children need to get off thetracks safely and away from the freight train.”
Write this on the chart next to problem.
“Lets now discuss the events that lead up to the solution of thestory.”
“First the children decide to
take the short cut home.” Write thisdown on the chart. “Who can tell me what happens next?”
“Correct the children hear the train coming towards them.” Writethis on the chart. “The train then starts to get closer and thechildren start to run.” Write thi
s down.

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