5-Day Lesson Plan
“Rhino was grouchy and grumpy all the time. How rude!
Will Rhino ever snap out of his grumpy mood?”
Shared reading is a collaborative reading experience that allows all students to participate in reading grade-level texts with fluency and confidence.
This unique approach engages even the most reluctant readers in lively, fast-paced lessons that build the reservoir of language and skills that are essential for reading and writing success.
Grumpy Rhino also offers authentic, embedded support for social-emotional learning with a storyline that helps children recognize and build the key competencies of teamwork, sharing, gratitude, managing emotions, and recognizing social supports.
A five-day lesson plan and teaching panels built into every book help teachers take advantage of every opportunity to support comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics skills, and social-emotional learning by focusing on a different literacy strand each day.
Read the text aloud and use authentic, text-based discussion to support comprehension, oral language, and social-emotional learning. Sample prompts:
Reread the text and work with engaging and challenging vocabulary from the text. For example:
Other focus words, phrases, and idioms in the book include thumped, charged, how rude, snap out of, grumpy mood, smack, whack, roared, cool it, squeaked, gnawed.
Reread the text with students, pointing out clues that can help them read with fluency. Sample prompts:
Reread the story together and reinforce phonemic awareness and phonics skills in the context of reading. Sample prompts:
Reread the story together and give every student an opportunity to practice oral, written, and visual language by responding to the text. Sample prompts:
Grumpy Rhino is part of the Grade 1 Whole-Class Resources kit but can be enjoyed by children and teachers of all ages!
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