Identifying Parts of a Book
Students will be able to correctly identify parts of a book.
Introduction (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.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (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.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (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.
Independent Working Time (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.
Assessment (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.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Have the students see if they can name the parts of a book and tell you why they are important.