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Students will be able to correctly identify parts of a book.
- Tell the students that they will be learning about the different parts of a book in today's lesson.
- Ask them if they know any parts of a book off the top of their head, and jot them down on the whiteboard.
- Play a quick game of Around The Room by saying the name of an item and having students find and touch the item (e.g. "Find a pencil").
- Explain that just like pencils, erasers, and desks have different names, there are different names for parts of a book and today you will be learning about them.
- Ask students to turn and talk to a partner to share what they know about books.
- Provide them with the sentence stem, "I know that books have____" for support.
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 the book and point to and label each of the eight parts of the book: the title, author, illustrator, front cover, pictures, pages, copyright info, and back cover.
- As you explore the different parts of the book, make sure you explain what each part of the book is and why it is important. For example, ask students to think about the role the author and illustrator have when making a book. Reinforce that the author writes the words and the illustrator draws the pictures. Ask students to think about why the author and illustrator are important when making a story. Reflect on how the illustrator makes a story come to life.
- Encourage students to think about what type of text this is. Write down the words poem and storybook on the whiteboard. Ask a student to come up to the whiteboard to circle the correct type of text. Ask the student to explain their reasoning, and explain that you are reading a story with many pages, and poems are usually shorter.
- Pair students up and have them follow along using a model book. Ask them to place their finger on each part of the book as it is shown during the teacher demonstration.
- Have students repeat the name of each book part and then find the part in their own picture book.
Guided Practice(5 minutes)
- Pair up your students. They will be given a set of 8 labels with parts of a book already labeled on them.
- Have students work together to identify these 8 parts.
- Walk around, answer questions, and assist any pairs needing assistance.
- Pair students up with a partner who speaks the same home language.
- Provide labels in the students' home language as able.
- Pair students up in strategic partnerships to support their learning.
- Provide students with an anchor chart to refer back to that contains pictures along with labels.
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 labeled sticky notes.
- Provide students with enough time to label the book and have them bring it to you when they are finished.
- Allow students to refer to a previously labeled book for support.
- Encourage students to refer back to a classroom word wall or anchor chart to identify unknown words as they work.
- Allow struggling students to label only 4 or 5 parts of the book and then add one on at a time to scaffold instruction for students.
- See if students 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.
- Assess student understanding by checking for the correct placement of the sticky notes on the corresponding parts of the book.
- Allow students to explain their answers if you are having a hard time identifying where the sticky notes are on the book.
- Say a part of the book aloud and ask students to point to that part in their book.
- Have students point to each part of the book that they labeled and identify the part by name.
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.
- Reinforce that it is important to understand the parts of a book so we can become better readers!
- Pair students up to share different parts of the book and discuss why the part is important.
- Ask students to share the names of different parts of a book aloud by providing them with the sentence frame, "This is the ____ We use it to ____."