LESSON TWO: Who was Sacagawea?
Students use post-reading strategies to compare Sacagawea to a woman of the 21st century. Students use details from the text to analyze the influence of setting on characters, plot and resolution using “Cinderella” and other well-known fairy tales. The process is modeled in a whole class activity and then practiced in cooperative groups with various well-known fairy tales.
R1H Apply post reading skills to comprehend text: question to clarify, reflect, analyze, draw conclusions, summarize, and paraphrase.
§ Sources of literature
o Formative Assessment scoring guide
§ Handouts provided
o Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram
§ Words to know
o draw conclusions
o graphic organizer
Students use the previously completed Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram comparing Sacagawea to a woman in the 21st century. Students write an expository paragraph using five details explaining how Sacagawea is different from a woman of the 21st century. Scoring guide provided.
1. After reading the book Who was Sacagawea? by Dennis and Judith Fradin,and Nancy Harrison, discuss key information; where she was born, what her life was like living in the 19th century , etc. Discuss what good readers do after reading text. Model questioning to clarify information from the text. Students name other famous women that live or have lived in the 21st century to compare to Sacagawea.
What should a reader do after reading a story?
How can we use questions to help us clarify information in the text?
What does it mean to reflect? Analyze? Draw conclusions?
Students may have confusion about what it means to reflect, analyze, and draw conclusions. Depending on students’ perceptions, it may be necessary to go into more depth about what each means providing additional examples
2. Display a Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram graphic organizer which allows students to compare and contrast. Model how to label the Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram graphic organizer.
3. Student pairs choose a person to compare to Sacagawea in a Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram graphic organizer. Pairs groups label and fill in the circles on the Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram graphic organizer. Students share details recorded in their groups. Students write an expository paragraph using details from the Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram graphic organizer.