Before students start this activity they will have already gone to the library to pick out a book that they would like to do their mini presentation on during book week. As the teacher, I will show them an example of what their task is by first showing them the google drawing template on the 5 W’s that I created. This includes who, what, where, when, and why. As a class we will read “If you give a mouse a cookie” then we will fill out and brainstorm the 5 W’s together. After students get an idea of what their task is they will have a week to read their book and fill out their 5 W’s chart before presenting the book to the class. They will be assessed on their understanding of the book and how well they explain their book to their classmates.
This lesson is targeted at 2nd graders in the area of reading comprehension.
Students will go to the library to pick out any book that interests them. After doing so, they will read their chosen book and if they want to they can take notes on the 5 W’s worksheet that will be provided by the teacher. They will complete the worksheet and get it checked by the teacher. After the teacher approves their worksheet they will start to plan their presentation on their chosen book for book week that will happen the following Wednesday.
The goal for this lesson is to help students with their reading comprehension along with practicing their speaking/presentation skills. Google drawings has helped me as a future educator because I was able to create a worksheet for my students that will help them to organize their thoughts and ideas. When students have to plan for their presentation they will be able to do this in an organized and easier manner because they can use their worksheet to help guide them.