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									                                  Unit : Open-Ended Questions
Book Title: Leo the Late Bloomer Author: Robert Kraus                             Common Core Correlations: RL; RI

                                                         Read 1

 Objective: Students will demonstrate active listening by listening to the story Leo the Late Bloomer and
 responding to questions presented by the teacher.
 Suggested Vocabulary: sloppy, late, blooming, signs, patience, budded, neatly
 Conversation Starter: Today we are going to read a story about a tiger named Leo. Leo is not doing things that
 other animals his age are able to do. For instance, in school Leo is not able to read and write like other animals. Has
 there ever happened to you? Meaning, you were unable to do something that everyone else was able to do. Lead a
 discussion and allow students to share a time when they were not successful.


 Open-Ended Question(s):                                   Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
 How would you feel if you were Leo and                    Possible Child Response: I would feel sad.
 you were unable to do something that                          Why would it make you sad?
 everyone else was able to do?                                 What would you do to help yourself if you were
                                                                  Leo?
                                                           Possible Child Response: I would feel left out.
                                                               Why is feeling left out not a good feeling to have?
                                                               Do you think Leo gave up just because he was not
                                                                  able perform like the other students? How do we
                                                                  know that he did not give up?
 Turn and Talk:
 Turn and talk to a friend about how you would help Leo if he were in our class. Tell your friend what would you do
 to make Leo feel better.

 Follow-Up Activity: Create a card to make Leo feel better.
 Materials: construction paper, markers
 Description: Students will create a card to lift Leo’s spirit. Prior to students making the card, the teacher should have
 the students to participate in a shared writing activity, in which they will generate things to say within the card.

                                                         Read 2

 Objective: Students will demonstrate active listening by listening to the story Leo the Late Bloomer and
 responding to questions presented by the teacher.
 Suggested Vocabulary: sloppy, late, blooming, signs, patience, budded, neatly
 Conversation Starter: We have read the book Leo the Late Bloomer and we know that Leo’s father watched him
 constantly, until Leo’s mom suggested that he be patient. What does it mean to be patient?


 Open-Ended Question(s):                                   Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
 Describe what Leo was unable to do in the                 Possible Child Response: He was not able to read.
 story?                                                        How do we know Leo was unable to read?
                                                               What might happen if Leo does not learn how to
                                                                  read.
                                                           Possible Child Response: He was a sloppy eater?
                                                               What is wrong with being a sloppy eater?
                                                               How might Leo change from being a sloppy eater?
 Turn and Talk:
 Leo’s father is watching him in the story to see if he is changing. Have you ever waited for something to happen?
Turn and talk with a friend about a time when you could not wait for something. Explain to your friend what you
were waiting for and why you could not wait.

Follow-Up Activity: Students will generate a list of things that they may do to take their mind of something.
Materials: markers, chart paper
Description: After participating in the discussion about not being able to wait for something to happen. Have
students to come up with things that they can do that will take their mind off of something that they want to happen.

                                                       Read 3

Objective: Students will demonstrate active listening by listening to the story Leo the Late Bloomer and
responding to questions presented by the teacher.
Suggested Vocabulary: sloppy, late, blooming, signs, patience, budded, neatly
Conversation Starter:
We know that in the story Leo the Late Bloomer, Leo was not blooming like other animals. What does it mean for
something to bloom? How do you think that made Leo feel?

Open-Ended Question(s):                                  Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
Why do you think Leo’s dad was so worried                Possible Child Response: That is his son and he loves
about him?                                               him.
                                                              How would you help Leo, if you were his dad?
                                                              Do you think Leo and his dad have a good
                                                                relationship?
                                                         Possible Child Response: He wants him to do a good job
                                                         in school.
                                                              What do you think will happen to Leo if he does not
                                                                learn to read and write?
                                                              Why is it important to learn to read, and write, as
                                                                well as do well in school?
Turn and Talk:

Turn and talk with a friend about how your mommy or daddy shows you that they love you.
Follow-Up Activities: Students will create a “I Can Do It Book”.
Materials: paper, crayons
Description: After reading the book, students will draw a picture and write, as well as complete the sentence I
can__________. The teacher should bind the book and put it in the library for students to read.

								
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