LESSON 6A: Read The Hat
Using the book, The Hat, introduce a third book by Jan Brett. Read and compare to the other books by Jan Brett you have read in class.
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
R1F: Develop and apply with assistance, pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension: access prior knowledge, preview text and picture, and make general predictions.
LS1A: Listen for enjoyment, for information, and for simple directions, with teacher assistance.
§ Source of Literature
o The Hat by Jan Brett
o A copy of the book, The Hat by Jan Brett
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
Make mental notes to be recorded later of students’ participation during the activity. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students who shared a prediction or shared an experience that made a connection to the book. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in the read-aloud area and gain attention of students by using a class signal.
2. Introduce the title of the book and read and point to the author/illustrator.
3. Discuss illustration on the cover and have students make a prediction about the story.
What do you see on the cover?
What other books does this cover look like?
What do you think will happen in this story?
Why do you think that will happen?
4. Read the story for enjoyment. Model the directionality of the text while reading. Point under each word as you read.
5. Discuss the story. Allow students to share their experiences so they are making connections between text and self.
Tell me your favorite part of the story.
What is the problem?
How was it solved?
What do you noticed about the pictures?
6. Discuss the similarities and differences of books by Jan Brett.