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*Lesson Title: Do Cows Meow?

By Salina Yoon Age Group: 0-18 months


*Adapted from Read It Again-PreK program Myreaditagain.com

Lesson Goals: 1. To demonstrate and to educate parents on what to do before, during, and after reading a book 2. To demonstrate to parents how to scaffold activities using high or low support based on a childs reading skills : A: acquiring B: building C: competent 3. To demonstrate CAR strategy to engage child and to encourage talking: C:omment on something you see or read in the story and wait A:sk a question about the story or the pictures and wait R:espond by adding a little more to either the childs response or your comment Lesson Objectives: 1. Print Knowledge: To recognize print carries meaning and distinguish print from pictures. To recognize the leftto-right and top-to-bottom directionality of print. 2. Vocabulary: To understand and use animal words, colors, and animal sounds. 3. Narrative Skills: To become familiar with short narrative structure and prediction skills. 4. Phonological Awareness: To be exposed to basic rhyme and animal sounds. Programmer Materials: 1. Do Cows Meow? book Customer Materials: 1. Do Cows Meow? book (giveaway) 2. Ready to Read Journal and Folder Requirements for Lesson: 1. Read entire book at each visit. 2. Underline title and author with finger at each reading. 3. Underline words with finger as you read. 4. Demonstrate best read aloud skills. 5. Use enthusiasm, excitement, and changes in your voice. 6. During lesson, observe and gauge childs responses to determine how to scaffold activities using the scaffolding strategies at end of lesson.

Activity 1: Print Knowledge Print Directionality B: BuildingIntermediate Level


1. Throughout the book, with your finger, track the text on each page of the book while reading. 2. Every few pages, say: I am pointing to the words as I read. I am going to start over here (point to the left margin) and go all the way across the page. I read from this side (left) to this side (right). I am going to read this way: from here (point to top line) to here (point to bottom line). 3. As you or the child opens each flap say This flap is opening left to right, just like we read left to right

A: AcquiringHigh Support
Open up book and begin reading. Have book facing child so they can see page and your fingers are moving in same direction

C: CompetentLow Support
Ask child: Can you follow along the page with me, left to right?

Activity 1: Vocabulary Animals B: BuildingIntermediate Level


1. Before reading say: Do cows go meow? No, silly, cows say moo! 2. During reading talk more about the different animals, what color they are, where they live, etc. 3. If child is talking, have them say the name of the animal

A: AcquiringHigh Support
Do more speaking, focus on animal names (sheep, ducks, frogs, cats, pigs, cows, horses, mice)

C: CompetentLow Support
Ask more questions about the animal and let child talk

Activity 2: Vocabulary Animal Sounds B: BuildingIntermediate Level


1. Before reading say: Do cows go meow? No, silly, cows say moo! 2. During reading talk more about the different sounds animals make

A: AcquiringHigh Support
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C: CompetentLow Support
If child is talking, have them make the animal sound with you and say animal name

Activity 3: Vocabulary Colors B: BuildingIntermediate Level A: AcquiringHigh Support


. 1. During reading talk about the different colors of pages and animals, repeat the colors frequently

C: CompetentLow Support
Have child tell you what color the pages are or point to different colors you say on the animal Have child find other objects in the room that are the same color

Activity 1: Narrative Skills Predicting B: BuildingIntermediate Level A: AcquiringHigh Support


Let baby play with the flaps 1. As read through book, pause before opening the flap and question baby What do you think the sheep says? Etc.

C: CompetentLow Support
If speaking, let child say or guess the sound that will be under the flap

Activity 1: Phonological Awareness - Rhyme B: BuildingIntermediate Level


1. As you read, emphasize the rhyming words 2. Pause before opening the flap and say: Cha-ChaWhat rhymes with that which a sheep says? Etc.

A: AcquiringHigh Support
Repeat rhyming words multiple times Cha-Cha Baa Baa
Homework

C: CompetentLow Support
If child is talking, let them guess the rhyming animal sound

1. Reread Do Cows Meow? with your child, let them practice saying words and sounds as they are able 2. In other books, with toys, in real life point out animals to your child and talk about their names and what sounds they make

At the Library 1. Find another animal book 2. Find another book that focuses on sounds

Song: Old MacDonald


Old MACDONALD had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a cow E-I-E-I-O With a moo moo here And a moo moo there Here a moo, there a moo Everywhere a moo moo Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O Old MACDONALD had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a pig E-I-E-I-O With a oink oink here And a oink oink there Here a oink, there a oink Everywhere a oink oink Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O DuckQuack Horse-Neigh Lamb-Baa

*Scaffolding Strategies
Use these strategies throughout the lesson to help meet the specific needs of the child.

High Support Strategies


Eliciting strategy Provides children with the correct answer to a task by providing an exact model of the ideal response. Programmer: What rhymes with cat? Bat rhymes with cat. Jose, tell me: bat, cat. Programmer: What does this word say? This word says Danger. Rashaun, say Danger. Programmer: Jose, bat and cat rhyme. Lets say it together: bat, cat. Programmer: These words say Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Ill point and say each word Rashaun, read them with me.

Co-participating strategy

Provides children with the correct answer to a task through their completion of the task with another person the teacher or a peer.

Reducing Choices Strategy

Programmer: What rhymes with cat? Helps children to complete a task by Lets see cat and hill, cat and bat which two rhymed? reducing the number of choices of correct answers. Programmer: What letter is this Rashaun is it R or S?

Low Support Strategies


Reasoning Strategy Programmer: These two words rhyme. Tell me a reason what makes rhyming Asks children to explain why something happened or will happen, words special to you. or to explain why something is the Programmer: This animal is dangerous. way it is. What words should be written on the side of its cage? Programmer: Tell me about a time where you see signs with words on them. Programmer: We talked about rhymes before. Do you remember what a rhyme is? Programmer: What will happen next? Predicting Strategy Asks children to describe what might happen next or to hypothesize the outcome of an event/activity Programmer: What do you think they will find?

Generalizing Strategy

Asks children to extend the lesson content beyond the lesson itself to past or future personal experiences.

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