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“traveled” to the past few weeks. Answers should include Mexico, United States, and China. ●Today, we are going to explore the country of India and the traditions and holidays that are celebrated by Indians. I am going to show you a short video In Tony Stead’s article, Nurtiuring the Inquiring Mind Through the Nonfiction Read-Aloud, he writes “Most of the time inviting students to talk about what they are hearing or wondering in pairs, groups, or as a class is adequate. As so aptly said by James Britton (1970), “Reading and writing floats on a sea of talk.”” (pg 491). The main point of this warm-up activity is to get the students thinking and talking about India before we dive into a specific holiday. Many students probably will not know much about India so the three-minute video will help ELAR6(B) generate questions about text before, during, and after reading to deepen understanding and gain information SS 2.16 Culture: The student is expected to (A) identify the significance of various ethnic and/or cultural celebrations and (B) compare ethnic and/or cultural celebrationsRAN Chart Pictures on Google slides Sticky notes
about India. As we watch the video, I want you all to put on your thinking caps and listen for any new information or things you already knew. ●Show video on Google Slides: entation/d/1sgosjAPgzGbyaeIlmWjZl9LUOb7hbnqv8SOSdjpdiSA/edit?ts=5bcf840a#slide=id.g35f391192_00 ●Jot down what students are sharing on poster board. ●Later, I am going to read a book and we are going to see if our background knowledge was correct. We are also going to be jotting down new information we learned, any misconceptions (something we thought was true, but isn’t), and questions we have. ●Move on to Modeling. them get into the mindset of India.This activity is supposed to engage the students and help build their schema before diving into text. Whole Group (Modeling) ●Before reading, make sure students listen carefully so they can confirm what they shared on “What I think I know” chart. ●Read Introduction and page 11 from Diwali: Festival of Lights by Rina Singh Tony Stead says, “Be selective when using this strategy, and confine it to topics for which students may possess background knowledge” (pg 491). I chose the RAN strategy because my lesson is the last lesson in our time at Rivera. By now, students have realized the pattern of going over different kinds of holidays. ELAR (6)(E) make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society ELAR(6)(G) evaluate details read RAN Chart Sticky notes Diwali: Festival of Lights by Rina Singh
●Model: So I know that Diwali means light. This is confirmed on page 11. I learned that Diwali is celebrated in different ways.