How are we better together?
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How is each person important to a team?
JOfficer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Text Complexity Considerations:
Quantitative Measure (Readability measures and other scores of text complexity): Lexile: 510L
Qualitative Measure (Levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands): This fantasy story about a K-9 dog that interprets and acts out Officer Buckle's safety tips will entertain and amuse students. Important details, conveyed through text and illustrations, make a document camera a must for a close reading of this text.
Reader and Task Considerations (Reader variables (such as motivation, knowledge, and experiences) and task variables (such as purpose and the complexity generated by the task assigned and the questions posed): Through this read aloud, students will see that as few as two can team up. Students will also learn that each member of this team has an important contribution to make, and that they are better together than either is alone in keeping with Officer Buckle's safety tip #101: Always stick with your buddy. After listening to the story, students will express an opinion about whether Officer Buckle and Gloria are better together or alone.
Have students think-pair-and share a time that they worked with an animal as a team e.g. throwing a Frisbee to a dog who catches and brings it back. Tell students that you are going to read a story about an officer who gives safety talks and is joined by a K-9 dog. Remind students to view the illustrations closely since they contain many important story details. Engage in an interactive read aloud. Use any or all of these text-dependent questions to engage students in a cooperative discussion with a partner or with the students in their groups.
Have students complete this cloze sentence to express an opinion: Officer Buckle and Gloria are better (alone/together) because ______________________. (Students must support their opinions with one or more detail from the story.)
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Teamwork wherever possible.
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