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Literacy Instruction METACOGNITIVE GUIDE & WRITING PROMPT
Jonathan Hooper YOED 602 Unit 4 Project Designing Materials for Literacy Instruction Writing Prompt Literature Focus: The Three Little Javelinas
Literature Focus: The Story of Ferdinand
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” - Katherine Patterson
Writing Prompt The Three Javelinas by Susan Lowell Third Grade Intermediate-Advanced Language Proficiency
Introduction: The instructor will show the YouTube video then allow the students to compare/contrast javelinas to pigs found at farms. The instructor will allow students to complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the qualities of pigs and javelin Shared Reading: The instructor will read the story to the students. It is important to focus on the following: •Setting •Characters •Problem
Materials Needed •The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell •Story Map guide •YouTube video •Writing Prompt
•Solution The instructor will complete a Venn diagram with the students comparing the story elements in this story to the Three Little Pigs. Modeling Activities: The students will work in groups to complete the story map. With assistance from instructor, the students will complete the map and share with the class.
Skills •Vocabulary •Comprehension •Story Mapping •Writing
Story Map The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell Setting Where did the story take place? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________
Characters Who or what was the story about? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________
Problem What was wrong? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________
Solution How did the problem become fixed? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________
Writing Prompt The Three Little Javelinas We read a story that was similar to The Three Little Pigs. Now, you will be writing a different version of The Three Little Pigs. You can change any story element you would like to. Be creative!
1. Setting: Where will your story take place? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________
2. Characters: Who or what is your story about? _________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________
3. Problem: What is wrong in your story? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________
4. Solution: How do you fix the problem in your story? _________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ You are ready to write your version of The Three Little Pigs!
Anticipatory Guide The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf Third Grade Intermediate-Advanced Language Proficiency Introduction: The instructor will ask the students if they have ever felt different than other people. Then the instructor will ask the students how/when they have felt different. The instructor will ask the students if any of them have ever felt different because of language. The instructor will tell the students that the book for today is about a bull that doesn’t feel or behave like all of the other bulls in the pasture. Modeling Activities: The students will work in groups to complete the pre-reading portion of the anticipatory guide. With assistance from instructor, the students will complete the pre-reading portion and share with the class. Instruction: The instructor will read the story to the students. At many points, Ferdinand smells the flowers. It is important for the instructor to read slowly and take a deep breath when Ferdinand smells the flowers. It helps to engage the students. The action also serves as a nonverbal cues. As the instructor reads, the instructor will ask the students to summarize portions of the story verbally in groups to aid in comprehension. Additionally, during the reading the students will answer the following questions: 1. What does Ferdinand like to do all day 2. What do all of the other bulls do all day? 3. Who wants Ferdinand to go run and play like other bulls? 4. Why does Ferdinand get chosen to go to the bullfight? 5. Did Ferdinand want to be chosen to go to the bullfight
The instructor will pause occasionally to allow students to answer these questions and write them on the anticipatory guide. After the instructor reads the story, the students will complete the post-reading portion of the anticipatory guide. The students will share their completed responses in groups.
Materials Needed •The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf •Anticipation Guide
Skills •Comprehension •Literacy •Vocabulary •Comprehension •Writing •Pre-reading •Reading •Post-reading •Prediction •Reflection
The Story of Ferdinand During Reading Question Answers 1. _________________________________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________________________________ 4. _________________________________________________________________________ 5. _________________________________________________________________________
If you were a bull and one of the other bulls liked to smell flowers, is that okay?
Would you like to fight in a bullfight if you were a bull?
How should a bull behave in the pasture?
Did your answers change? Why or why not? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
Lowell, S. (1992). The Three Little Javelinas. Flagstaff: Rising Moon Books.
Leaf, M. (2007). The Story of Ferdinand. New York City: Puffin.
This assignment/assessment was solely written by me. In no way have I plagiarized the work of or otherwise violated the copyright laws and academic conventions of fair use. I know that violations of this policy may result in my being dismissed from Middle Tennessee State University and/ or appropriate legal action being taken against me. Jonathan Hooper 6/30/2010