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Written Comprehension - Dr. Seuss Week
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Students will be able to retell the story of Horton Hears a Who.
Students will be able to identify the main character.
Students will be able to answer a written comprehenion question using the RAP strategy.
1. Can you RAP?
Restate the Question.
2. Can you RAP?
Answer all Parts.
3. Can you RAP?
Prove with Details.
4. Can you RAP?
Yes, we can!
Horton Hears a Who Book
Construction Paper 9x11 for each student
1/2 of a Pipe Cleaner per student
1 Pom Pom per student
Horton Elephant Trunk
Words typed and printed for each student (We are here!) and (A person's a person no matter how small.)
Written comprehension questions and writing paper (How did the main character show kindness in Horton Hears a Who?)
1. Read the book, Horton Hears a Who aloud to the class.
2. Stop throughout the story to ask basic comprehension questions.
3. After reading the book, have various students tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
4. Identify characters in the story...specifically the main character.
5. Discuss how the main character, Horton, showed kindness.
6. Read the written comprehension questions together.
7. How can we use the RAP strategy to help us answer this question?
8. Have students recite the RAP strategy.
9. Restate the question.
10. What details in the story show us how Horton was kind?
11. Have students complete the Horton craft and written comprehension question independently at their tables.
12. Assess the writing by using a RAP strategy rubric.
Have students share their writing to their SeeSaw online portfolio.
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