August 19, 2015
by Cortney Nagler
Lesson Plan:

Identifying Parts of a Book

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Students will be able to correctly identify parts of a book.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL Adjustments
(5 minutes)
  • Tell the students that they will be learning about the different parts of a book in today's lesson.
  • You may want to ask them if they know any parts of a book off the top of their head, and if they could list them.
(10 minutes)
  • Note: The larger your demo book is, the easier it will be for your students to follow along.
  • Go through, point out, and label each of the eight parts of the book: the title, author, illustrator, front cover, pictures, pages, copyright info, and back cover.
  • Go in the order that makes the most sense to you, but working front to back is generally the easiest for your students to follow along with.
  • As you go through the different parts of a book, make sure you explain what they are and why they are important.
(5 minutes)
  • Pair up your students. They will be given a set of 8 labels with parts of a book already labelled on them.
  • Have students work together to identify these 8 parts.
  • Walk around, answer questions, and assist any pairs needing assistance.
(10 minutes)
  • After students have successfully completed labeling a book in pairs, they will show what they know independently.
  • Make sure to mix the books up so that the students aren't labeling a book that they just did with their partner.
  • Each student will get a book and set of already labelled sticky notes.
  • Finally, allow them time to label the book and bring it to you when they are finished.
  • Enrichment: You could have the students who need more of a challenge see if they can come up with other items to label in a book. For example, they could label characters, the spine, the title page, etc. Let their imagination run wild.

  • Support: You could have struggling students start by labeling only 4 or 5 parts of the book and then add one on at a time.
(5 minutes)
  • As each student brings up the book, you can add up the amount out of 8 that they got correct.
  • Students may need to explain their answers if you are having a hard time identifying where the sticky notes are on the book.
(5 minutes)
  • Have the students see if they can name the parts of a book and tell you why they are important.

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