How do I care about myself?
DAY 1 - 3 - PLAN 1
DAY 4 - 5 - PLAN 2
DAY 6 - SEED 1
DAY 7 - SEED 2
DAY 8 - SEED 3
DAY 9 - 10 - PLAN 3
DAY 11 - 12 - PLAN 4
DAY 13 - 14 - SEED 4
DAY 15 - SEED 5
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Observation and discussion:
Text Introduction: We are going to listen to a story called All By Myself! In this story, a little boy shows us all the things he can do at home and at school, without anyone helping him. Listen to this story to find out what he can do.
Day 1- Read the story for enjoyment
Day 2- Use the story as an interactive read-aloud (possible stopping points and questions are listed below).
Read pgs. 2-11: What are some of the things this little boy can do? How do you think he feels? Why? Turn & Talk
Read pgs. 12-15: This little boy had fun at school. What do you do at school that is fun?
Read pgs. 16-21: What are some of the things that he did after school?
Read pgs. 22-28: Think aloud: Wow, this little boy had a busy day. He must be very tired.
Read pgs. 29-30: What do you think his new day will be like? Turn & Talk
Lesson Procedure- Day 2
Introduce the lesson by telling students that yesterday they read a story called All by Myself! They learned what the little boy could do without any help. Tell them that today they will use the pictures in the book to retell the story. Show the first page and model retelling for the students. Continue to do this, allowing students to help you as they become comfortable with retelling.
Shared Reading: Introduce the poem "All By Myself." Read/sing the poem to students, tracking the print as you read. On the second reading, use the poem to echo read. The teacher will read/sing the first line and students will echo the teacher as they read/sing the second line.
After reading the poem, ask students for examples of things they can do all by themselves. Display the "All By Myself" picture cards in a pocket chart. Explain that students will sort the pictures under the happy and sad faces. The happy face means that I can do it all by myself; the sad face means that I can't do it yet.
Use shared writing to create a class book called "Look What We Can Do!" Allow each student to tell the class something they can do without help. Record the child's ideas on the sentence template and allow each child to illustrate his/her page. (You may want to include the child's photograph on each page to help students with learning how to read each other's names.) Combine the pages to make a class book for shared reading.
Sentence Template: (Child's name) can _______________.
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