What are the characteristics of different animals? How do they move or behave?
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Lesson Seed 9- Day 15
Recount events and provide a reaction
Essential Question: How are animals different and alike?
A Sick Day for Amos McGeeby Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Quantitatively, the Lexile level is AD760L, which is 2nd – 3rd grade level in the "Stretch" Lexile Range.**
Qualitatively, this Caldecott award-winning book is graced with endearing line drawings of zoo animals and their faithful
zookeeper, enhanced with soft, subtle colors, reminiscent of an old-fashioned picture book from the 1960's, rather than 2011. It is a
story of faithfulness and friendship, resourcefulness and reciprocity. When Amos, the zookeeper, catches a cold and is unable to come to
work, the elephant, tortoise, rhinoceros, penguin, and owl take the city bus across town to spend the day and night with him, lovingly
keeping their keeper company and taking care of him.
Reader and task considerations: Students will listen to and discuss this interactive read-aloud, which includes two of the
animals focused upon this week. They will use details in the illustrations and text to chronicle the events and provide a reaction.
They will illustrate one event from the story and write/dictate their reaction to it.
*NOTE: Picture books often get an AD or "Adult Directed" code. They're usually read to a child, rather than a child reading them independently.
Although seemingly easy reading, some picture books actually have pretty high Lexile measures, and could present a challenging independent reading
experience to an age-appropriate reader. Initially, an adult may want to read the book along with a child
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and/or for captioned/described video when selecting texts, novels, video and/or
other media for this unit. See "Sources for Accessible Media" for suggestions. See Maryland Learning Links: http://marylandlearninglinks.org.
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