Reading Comprehension: Looking For Story Elements And Major Events

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Lesson Plan Information
Name: Canny Rendon
School Name: Stirling Elementary
Grade Level: Second Grade
Class/Group Size: Four students Subject Area: Language Arts/Reading
Lesson Plan Topic: Reading Comprehension
Lesson Plan Title: Looking for Story Elements and Central Message
Time Frame: 45 minutes
Learner Profile: This group is made up of four-fifth graders, who are ESE students and they are reading at 2nd grade level. This group consists of two females, and two males.
Benchmark Number Description
LAFS.2.RL.1.2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
LAFS.2.RL.1.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events
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When your parents or grandparents tell you stories about their childhood, it is because they want to teach you about a lesson they learned. Authors are the same way, they write to share with their readers a lesson or message.” The story elements like characters, setting, problem and solution help us to discover what message the author is trying to teach us.

Being able to participate in the discussion, be creative in decorating the graphic organizer and to answer questions on the iPad will motivate the students to stay on task and become engaged in the activities.
• Setting high expectations
The teacher will clearly establish the lesson objectives and review classroom rules.
Step-by-Step Procedures
We are going to read the story “Hairy Toe” retold by S.E Schlosser. The students will take turns reading the “story aloud. Then they will answer five questions from the story.
The teacher will remind the students that the central message is the lesson the author is trying to teach the reader.
The teacher will tell the students to underline the characters in the story, to circle the setting and to highlight the problem and the solution on their copy of the story.
The teacher will model how to fold the construction paper into thirds, and then label each side with the parts of the graphic
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I discovered that my students are fans of the “Goosebumps” book series. Additionally, they are excited about Halloween; therefore, I chose scary stories to keep them motivated. I use questions and discussions to promote communication.

Hairy Toe
Excerpted from Spooky Maryland
Retold by S.E. Schlosser
Once there was an old man, who lived in the woods. He went out to dig up some roots to cook for dinner and saw something odd sticking out of the leaves. He dug around and found a great big hairy toe. He thought it was from a very large animal.
“I could make a nice soup out of that,” thought the old man. He did just that. It was his best meal in weeks!
Later that night, a cold wind started blowing around the cottage. A low voice came from outside “Hairy toe! Hairy toe! I want my hairy toe!"
The man heard big footsteps on the garden path. A voice howled: "Hairy toe! Hairy toe! I want my hairy toe!"
Inside the house, the old man woke up. He jumped out of bed, ran to the door, and put a big bar across it. Then he went back to

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