Lesson Plan

We Read Together

In this interactive read-aloud lesson, ELs listen carefully as they learn about a pigeon who doesn't want to take a bath! Students will practice their reading comprehension skills while rolling in laughter. It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Reading Round Up!
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Round Up! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Round Up! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to demonstrate reading comprehension through completion of reflection activities.

Language

Students will be able to retell a story with details from the text using visual supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together and ask students if they have ever gotten really, really dirty. Utilize the vocabulary cards for language support as needed.
  • Have students pair-share what they needed to do in order to get clean ("Take a bath," "Wash," etc.).
  • Ask the class to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to share how they feel about taking a bath. Then ask a few students to share out with the group their reasoning using the sentence frame: "I like/don't like taking a bath because..."
  • Explain that today you will be reading a story about a bird who gets really dirty and doesn't want to take a bath.