How are we better together?
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How is each person important to a team?
Game Day by Tiki and Ronde Barber
*Reading Rainbow Video: Game Day by Tiki and Ronde Barber
Text Complexity Considerations:
Quantitative Measure (Readability measures and other scores of text complexity): Lexile: 590
Qualitative Measure (Levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands): Students will need to understand the elements of autobiography. This book demonstrates, with language and dialogue, the struggles that individuals have on a team when trying to get recognition for their contributions. Teachers may need to aid in understanding of the events in the story by thinking aloud what is being said and the feeling that the characters have throughout the story. Some understanding of football terminology is necessary for understanding the events in the story.
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): This inspiration book on perseverance and teamwork will engage young students. It will especially connect to our male students who play or watch football. The knowledge of basic football strategy is helpful to understand the storyline, but is not a necessity in understanding the lesson of the story. The book demonstrates the importance of everyone on a team contributing to the team's success. Teachers may want to provide students additional information about the game of football by showing a video clip of teams in action.
Show images of various sport teams. Have students discuss with a partner their understanding of the sport. Display Game Day and ask students to think about whether or not the events in the book really happened. After reading, tell students about the Barber brothers or show this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3XWZhLiJ5U&feature=youtu.be. Divide students into groups. Using "talking sticks" have students share a connection to the story. Have students share how their groups worked together to express their ideas. Discuss how the ideas from each member of the group were similar or different. Finally, give each group a photograph of various sports teams. Have students share how each member of the team makes the team stronger. **Teacher should model this activity before having cooperative groups begin working. Have students create a poster for each sports team. Write words or illustrate ways that each individual team members make the team strong/successful.
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Teamwork wherever possible.
Reading: Informational Text
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