|4-6 Text Coding Poster|
|1-3 Text Coding Poster|
During this lesson, we will read the complex text and code the text as a class. Then we fill out a main idea graphic organizer and sequence the events from Christopher Columbus's timeline. We use the beautiful illustrations to have really good class conversations about the dialogue and we predict what some of the people would have been talking about in each picture. Then we make a tableau of the illustrations from the text. The students work together to decide what the actors will be doing and what the narrators will need to say. The actors and narrators collaborate in each group to create a tableau that really demonstrates their understanding of the events from the text. Here is an example of our group planning sheet for the "Tableau, an interactive drama" activity!
This close reading and interactive drama lesson plan is meaningful and engaging! These activities support students (even our cute firsties) in remembering this important time in history.
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Here are some other fabulous resources that we use with our lesson plan sets on Christopher Columbus.
We enjoy using these books and videos to compare and contrast with the Christopher Columbus texts that come in the pack.
Younger grade video and picture book-
Upper grade video and book-