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Unit 8 Week 3 Day 3 Centers

Introduction-Whole Group:
Explain what the students will be doing at each of the center areas.

Body: Learning group differentiation:

Rabbits:
Before Reading
• Intro Story/Preview and Predict: “My Trip To Yellowstone”
• Identify type of text
• Essential Question: What do you know about our country? Set purpose
“Let’s read to find out about Yellowstone National Park.”
During Reading
• Guide Comprehension, remind students that rereading can make details
clearer and helps us to remember important information.
**Make a point to have kids check out the captions. Ask them to think about
what details the captions add.
After reading
Respond to reading by asking the following questions:
1. What is the book mainly about?
2. Where is Yellowstone National Park?
3. What are some things you can see there? What things were gifts from
God?
4. Why do you think people like to visit Yellowstone?
5. Did the strategy of rereading help anyone understand something better?

Bumble Bees and Chipmunks:


Before Reading
• Intro Story/Preview and Predict: “Places to See”
• Identify type of text
• Essential Question: What do you know about our country? Set purpose
“Let’s find out something about our country by finding out about places
near and far.”
During Reading
• Guide Comprehension, remind students that rereading can make details
clearer and helps us to remember important information. Have students
use pictures to help them learn about the main topic and the key details.
After reading
Respond to reading by asking the following questions:
1. What is this book mainly about?
2. What kind of places in the US can we see in the book?
3. What does the book say we can do in a city?
4. What does the book say we can see in the ocean?
5. Did the strategy of rereading help anyone understand something better?
Grasshoppers:
Before Reading
• Intro Story/Preview and Predict: “See This”
• Identify type of text “What are some things we might see as we travel
around our country?”
• Essential Question: What do you know about our country? Set purpose
“Let’s find out about places near and far that help us learn about our
country.”
During Independent Reading
• Guide Comprehension, remind students that rereading can make details
clearer and helps us to remember important information. Have students
use pictures to help them learn about the main topic and the key details.
After reading
Respond to reading by asking the following questions:
1. What is this book mainly about?
2. What parts of the US does the book show?
3. What other things or places would be interesting to see in the US?
4. Did the strategy of rereading help anyone understand something
better?

Close - Questions
-Say the letters with me as we write the word "what" in the air.
-What places that you read about would you like to visit?
-Name things that begin with sounds /z/ and /y/