Drawing “What do you know [and wonder and learn]?”

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding

Kindergarteners will engage in a pre-reading activity that asks them to list what they already know before they read and what they wonder (or want to learn) and then a post reading activity to demonstrate what they learned from the story and lesson. he teacher will introduce the story to the class, asking if anyone can predict what the story is going to be about based off the front cover. Once students answer, the teacher will preview the topic of the story and have students open the Google Drawing to have students paste their ideas onto the first section of the chart: the Know Section.

Once students have filled in that section, the teacher will ask students to share their posts and ideas with the class. Then students will be prompted to think about what they want to learn from reading the story and adding these questions and ideas to the second column of the Drawing: the Wonder section. Students will have the opportunity to share these ideas with the class before the teacher reads the story aloud.

The story will be read aloud, pausing frequently to ask comprehension based questions and ensuring that students are following the story line. Once the story has been read, the teacher will ask students to turn and talk about what they learned from reading the story, specifically around the main topic. For example if the story is about bugs, ask students to turn and talk about what they learned from the story about bugs. They will then reopen the google drawing and add their ideas from their conversation into the third and last column of the chart: the Learned column.

Students will have a chance to join in a class discussion about what they learned from the story before engaging in a writing/ drawing activity that follows the same theme they’ve been exploring.

3 Replies to “Drawing “What do you know [and wonder and learn]?””

  1. Isabella, a great idea for using Google Drawings. You r organizer is clearly designed and should make sense to students. But the greatest strength in this post is your instructions. Very detailed and thorough. They skillfully detail a series of steps with prompts for each stage of the lesson. Excellent!

  2. Bella, I love this activity because you incorporate so many strong teaching practices in this lesson! You are engaging students in a critical thinking activity while also allowing them to use technology through a comprehension activity. I love how collaborative the lesson is through the use of turn and talks and full group participation. I think this is a really creative way to use drawings instead of something like an anchor chart! Awesome!

  3. Hi Isabella! I loved reading about your creative lesson. I think that by filling out this worksheet on what we know, what we wonder, and what we learned is great for students to brainstorm their ideas. With younger students they definitely have a lot of ideas and sometimes they struggle to organize their thoughts, but this activity will definitely make it easier for them to write down all of their great ideas! Great job!!

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