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Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

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Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson gives second-grade students opportunities to interact with a thought-provoking story, as they also develop comprehension and critical-thinking skills. Students begin by listening to a read-aloud of Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, with teacher modeling of the thinking process at key points. They then participate in partner, small-group, and whole-class discussions to revisit and respond to the text. Students finish by using the interactive Doodle Splash to visually represent the ideas they want to remember from the book. Helpful tips are embedded within the lesson for discussing difficult themes and guiding students to make respectful and thoughtful comments in a group setting.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
1 ) Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RL.2.1]

a. Infer the main idea and supporting details in narrative texts. (Alabama)


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.1- Ask and answer who, what, and where questions about a story. ELA.AAS.2.1a- Identify the main idea of a story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
3 ) Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. [RL.2.3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.3- Answer questions about the characters and events in a story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
5 ) Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. [RL.2.5]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
7 ) Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. [RL.2.7]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.7- Use an illustration to identify a character setting, or plot of a story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
9 ) By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the Grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.2.10]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
21 ) Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. [RF.2.4]

a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding. [RF.2.4a]

b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. [RF.2.4b]

c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. [RF.2.4c]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.21- Read and comprehend a text of 75 words with or without pictures.
ELA.AAS.2.21a- Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
29 ) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.2.1]

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). [SL.2.1a]

b. Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. [SL.2.1b]

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion. [SL.2.1c]

Tags: Amazing Grace, collaboration, comprehension, critical thinking skills, Doodle Splash, Mary Hoffman, read aloud
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