Lesson Plan

What’s in a Picture?

Help your students connect with a classic read-aloud as they learn about the relationship between illustrations and text.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe the connection between the illustrations and words in a story.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Draw the Scene
  • Display the front cover of Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and help your students make a text-to-self connection by asking them to look at the image on the cover and think about what it reminds them of.
  • Prompt students as needed by asking them what they see and if they have ever seen snow, owls, etc.

Beginning

  • Provide students with the sentence frame, "I see a ________ and it reminds me of ________."

Intermediate

  • Provide students with the sentence frame, "My connection to the picture on the cover is ________ because ________."