Daily Lesson Planning
- Share "Writers talk and listen to get information" with the children. Following this, do a shared writing about the “behavior” of the two fish and Spot. When appropriate, invite children to write the initial sound of a word and any other parts they know.
- Talk about things students hear in your classroom based on your daily routine. Implement “Writers talk and listen to get information” (BB 6) as a response activity.
Choose from the following activities:
- Implement “Writers listen for letter sounds” (BB 7).
- Share ideas about times for talking and listening in your classroom. In particular, demonstrate and/or make a poster of the following listening tips:
✔ Be quiet and look at the person who is speaking.
✔ Listen for important words.
✔ Ask questions if you don’t understand something.
- Provide time for children to give oral reports about current news from their lives. At one time, ask if anyone has good news to share; at another time, ask for other kinds of news. (If the children know they will have time to share their news, they will usually save it for that special time.) Consider using “Daily News” graphic organizer (WS 34) for an interactive writing, or have children use "My News" as a visual support when they report their news.
- After you have read a story aloud, read it a second time and have children listen for the main ideas that happen at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the story. Implement "First . . . , Then . . . , and Finally . . . " as a response to the story.
- Refer to the illustration and talk about the purpose of speech balloons. Implement "Balloon Talk" or "I Talk" as a practice activity.
- Place children in small groups to respond to a book they have enjoyed or something they have written this week. Challenge them to take turns and follow the listening tips you have established for the classroom.