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Students draw a picture related to the book "Today I Feel Silly" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and create an illustration of their favorite part of the story using computer drawing software.
As children observe the teacher reading Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, they take note of the role punctuation plays in the emotion or expression used. They then take turns reading a book with a partner so they can practice using reading expression strategies that increase fluency. As an assessment, each child reads individually to the teacher.
Students complete reading and writing activities to learn to express emotions. In this emotions lesson, students read the book Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day and discuss the ways characters feel. Students create a descriptive story book about their feelings and emotions. Students then independently write about an emotion.
Students observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read sentences with and without expression and discuss the type of punctuation that is needed. Students then listen to the book "Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day" using expression, and identify the appropriate punctuation for sentences from the book.
Students discuss an ordinary apple. They pass the apple around the room, whacking it on the floor at their turn. Students watch as the teacher cuts open the apple showing them it looks the same on the outside, but is bruised on the inside. They relate this to what happens when you hurt someone's feelings. Students explore five Discovery Buckets designed to give them practice expressing their thoughts and feelings.
Students draw a picture with only one color crayon. As a class, they discuss how the world would be different if there were only one color crayon to use. After being read a book, they discuss how each person is important even though they are different. To end the lesson, they draw another picture using all colors.
This lesson is designed to teach children to read fluently and more expressively. Children will become more confident readers when they learn to read with expression. They will grow to enjoy reading more if they use expression. We will learn to read with expression in this lesson by using whole text.