Today I had the opportunity to model a close reading lesson in a fifth grade classroom. The ELA unit the class is currently working through surrounds poetry and figurative language, so I chose to use the poem "My Grandmother Had One Good Coat" for the close read. Overall, I was pleased with the reading stamina of the class, the connections they made, and the evidence cited to defend their opinion regarding the author's purpose. I look forward to modeling additional close reading lessons in fifth grade, and at other grade levels this year.
Lesson Quick Facts:
Learning Target: I can use the main ideas and key details to make inferences and determine the main message of the text.
Read 1: What the text says
Highlight key words that help you determine what time of year it is.
Read 2: How the text works
What was the author's purpose for writing the poem?
Read 3: What the text means
Make connections to other texts, events in your life, tv shows/movies you've seen
Things to try next time: