One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless!
- Making the family connection: Discuss: “What have you learned about dragons?”
- Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
- Today’s literary connection: All about dragons. Guided enquiry: “Learning about dragons helps to build your prior knowledge for when you read fictional stories about dragons.” Encourage them to choose 5 characteristics that they would like to read about in a book about dragons.
- Next: Invite them to sketch their own dragon. Inquire what the dragon’s name might be and what might the dragon being doing in their story. *Your younger learners can draw/color their dragon while older learners are drafting their thoughts. Once everyone is done, take a moment to scribe the younger learner’s thoughts.
- Finally: Share and discuss your discoveries. Remind them to be respectful listeners, making eye contact with the person sharing. Discuss which dragon book they would like to look for at our Fort Vancouver Library (remember you can always go online at FVRL.org and place a hold for pick up at our Yacolt Library.