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Grade 2 ELA Sample Lesson Plan Lesson Title Messages and Meanings in Fiction (This lesson follows lessons

that may be developed based on CC.2.RL.2. CC.2.RL.9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. CC2.RL.6: Acknowledge points of view of characters including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud. CC.2.SL.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. CC.2.SL.1a: Follows agreed upon rules for discussion(e.g. gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking on at a time about the topics and texts under discussion) CC.2.SL.1b: Build on others talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of thers. CC.2.SL.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. Lesson Objectives in Language Students will Understand Timeline Description of Learning Tasks/ Activities After determining the important ideas in two versions of the same story, compare and contrast the important ideas (characters actions, character traits, character traits, setting, theme, story outcomes, etc.) by examining the similarities and differences. 1 week Blooms Taxonomy: Understanding and Evaluate Webbs DOK Level 1: Recall and Reproduction Webbs DOK Level 2: Skills and Concepts Webbs DOK Level 3: Strategic Thinking and Reasoning Read aloud two versions of the same story and complete a narrative story map for each, listing the elements of each story, including the characters, setting, problem, solution and central message. Discuss the characters actions, traits, emotions, and also discuss the setting, central message, story outcomes, etc., for each version. Model how to determine and understand the similarities and differences. Using a graphic organizer such as a Venn-Diagram or Comparison Circle, model how to (switch order of phrases). Questions to guide discussion: How would you compare? Contrast? What is the main idea of ? Can you explain what is happening in ? What is the central message/theme? How are the main characters the same? Different? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Use with Grade 2, Reading Unit 7: Messages & Meanings in Fiction June 2012 1

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Grade 2 ELA Sample Lesson Plan What makes each version similar or different? How are the problems different? Similar? How do the differences change the ending of the story? What lesson did each character learn? Compare the lessons in each version. Students work in small groups or with a partner to practice comparing similarities and differences. Student may read and discuss additional versions of the tale used in whole group, or other tales with multiple versions. Independently, students will demonstrate their ability to compare and contrast stories by answering questions such as the ones listed above. A written response is used to assess student learning. See Formative Assessment section for examples. Classic tales such as: Little Red Riding Hood Cinderella Three Little Pigs Stone Soup The Magic Fish Classic tales based on other cultures or point of view (e.g., Lon Po Po) Prince Cinders Narrative elements Retelling Identifying theme, central message Model using think alouds with whole group Guided practice with application in small groups Independent application. Enrichment Suggestions: Use tales with more complexity. Analyze the authors message for each version. Are they the same/different? Why? Why might authors write a different version of a story? Rewrite a different ending or dialogue to achieve the same theme. Reteaching Suggestions: Use less complex text with clear messages. Lessons connected to RL.2. List elements in each story, noting the characters, setting, important events, etc. This can be recorded on a T-Chart. Reread and highlight elements that are the same/different Find evidence from the text to support each element. Discuss how events impact characters feelings and actions. Use the evidence to infer the theme. Oral discussions centering around similarities and differences. Pre-assessment Options: Oral questions to assess background knowledge: Have you ever read two

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Grade 2 ELA Sample Lesson Plan versions of the same story? If so, explain what you noticed about them. Anticipation Guide: Based on stories/classic tales used from previous lessons, create an anticipation guide with statements for students to agree or disagree, and revisit after reading. student selfassessment) Post assessment: A student written response (student work sample) will be assessed using a checklist or rubric. Examples of written responses may include but are not limited to, writing a different ending to a story, writing a paragraph that compares and contrasts two versions, written response to a teacher question, etc.

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