Interactive Read Aloud
for Mr. Peabody’s Apples
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 student will listen as the teacher reads aloud, stopping to makepredictions, connections, and wonderings.
Mr. Peabody’s Apples
ys and girls today I am going to read to you a story by Madonna. Thebook is called
Mrs. Peabody’s Apples
. I love this book because it has avery important message that can be learned from it. Now I want you tolook at the cover and tell me what you think is going to happen or what
this book might be about. Can you make a prediction?”
Allow students to predict and discuss.
“Those are all excellent ideas boys and girls. Now I am going to being
reading in order to determine if you predictions are confirmed. Rememberstudents, that predictions can never be wrong since they are only what wethink may happen. If we determine that our predictions were notconfirmed while reading then we will make new ones. While I am readingyou can raise your hand if your prediction is confirmed, or if we need to
make a new one.”
Be sure to pay attention to when students raise their hands. Occasionallystop reading in order to allow students to confirm or make new ones. Stopduring confusing parts, critical parts, or when students need to bereengaged.
Page 5: “What do you think is going to happen to Mr. Peabody?”
Page 16: “Why do you think Mr. Peabody isn’t paying for the apples?”
Page 23: “How do you think Johnny feels?”
“Students now I want you
to turn to a neighbor and talk about a fewthings:
What was your favorite part in the story?
Did you like it?