Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson is designed to expand primary students' summarizing skills. In this lesson, students will summarize Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. First, they will work in groups to complete assigned parts of a story map. Then, they will summarize the entire story as a class. Finally, they will create their own summary picture books to help them summarize the story.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Keywords:

Summarizing literature

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

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Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-06-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource for the wonderful book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is creative, thorough and instructive. The lessons guide the teacher in helping young students learn how to summarize. Suggestions are offered to hook and engage students during large group interaction and discussion. Pre, during and post reading strategies are embedded in the unit. Integrating the basics of story elements, and mapping and sequencing, the resource directs the teacher to other links which help build these important skills. Students work orally in whole group, collaboratively in small groups and eventually, they work independently to develop their abilities to summarize. At every step of the way, they are offered specific direct instruction to encourage them in their own learning. Assessment materials are also included.
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Janet Pinto
August 26, 2016
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