Elementary Library Lessons: Jan 6-10, 2014

Teaching in the Elementary Library

Kindergarten:  With only six weeks until another break – and a sneaky feeling that weather will yet again affect my lesson planning – we began a new author / illustrator study.

Feature author / illustrator study: Ezra Jack Keats.  Story: Goggles!  Goals: Review jobs of author / illustrator, review spine label, reinforce E section of library, locate another book by Keats in the E section as a class.  And critical thinking questions!

Questions I like to ask:

  • There are 3 characters in this story with names: 2 boys and 1 dog.  Listen for their names.  I will ask who they are at the end of the story.
  • The title of the story is Goggles!  I know of one type of goggles – the kind you wear when you swim in the water.  Can you think of any other types of goggles?  (This is one of my all-time favorite…

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