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Using the 5 W's

This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What Happened? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the What Happened? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to retell a story.

Language

Students will be able to retell a story with nouns using a 5 W's graphic organizer.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
What Happened Next?Star Graphic OrganizerVocabulary Cards: Using the 5 W'sGlossary: Using the 5 W'sTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Activate prior knowledge by displaying a photograph of children playing at the beach, in the woods, or at the playground.
  • Project the Star Story Organizer worksheet on the board.
  • Ask students to offer ideas about whats going on in the picture. Use active questioning (5 W's) and record their ideas on the Star Story Organizer.
  • Explain to the students that today they will be reading a story and figuring out what is happening in the story, using the 5 W's.

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