Lesson Plan

Sorting & Describing Books

In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Inventories lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Inventories lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to describe the subjects of books.

Language

Students will be able to categorize texts with two categories (nonfiction/fiction and photograph/drawing) using peer support.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble MapVocabulary Cards: Sorting & Describing BooksGlossary: Sorting & Describing BooksTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Activate background knowledge by having students name picture books they have read.
  • Show students a picture book. Go through a picture walk of the book, stopping to look at each picture and thinking aloud about what you see. After modeling how to do a picture walk of the first few pages, ask students to share what they see in the pictures. Ask them what they think the book is about.
  • Have students share what they think the book is about.