Little Panda � �Sticky Note Text�

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					                                    Little Panda – “Sticky Note Text”
                                      Kindergarten, Unit 3- Week 1

Opening Conversation/ Creating                            Vocabulary Set-Up
Meaningful Learning                                       There are two words I want to talk to you
All animals are born, grow and learn new                  about before we begin this book. The first is
things. You are an animal who was born and                the word examine. When you examine
is growing and learning new things all the                something you look at it really closely. Think
time. Think of a time you discovered you                  of a time you were looking at something
were growing. It may have been when you                   really closely – maybe a rock, maybe a
realized you could reach something you                    caterpillar, maybe a bug. In this book, we are
couldn’t reach before, or maybe when you put              going to learn about ways in which a baby
on your clothes and they were too small.                  panda is examined by zoo doctors. The next
Make a picture of that time. Tell yourself                word is the word discover. When you
what you are thinking. Now think of a time                discover something you find out or learn
you learned something new. Make a picture                 something on your own. Think of a time you
of that time. Tell yourself what you are                  discovered something new and couldn’t wait
thinking. Turn and tell the person next to                to share it with someone because you were so
you.                                                      excited. In this book, we are going to read
                                                          about the things baby panda discovers.
Connecting/Bridging Conversation
Thinking about how you have grown and                     p. 5 Using Visual Literacy and Stop and
learned new things will help you understand               Restate
the big idea in Little Panda. This book tells             There is lots of important information on
about how a Panda grows and learns new                    these two pages about a baby panda. It is
things from the time it is first born.                    important we pay attention to/think about the
                                                          author’s words as well as the photographs and
Genre Set-Up                                              numerical information we see. The words,
This book is a piece of informational text. As            photos and numbers work together to help us
good readers, we know when we read                        better understand. So, as a good reader I am
informational text we need to be on the                   going to stop and use the words, photos and
lookout for facts and information that is true.           numbers to tell myself about a baby panda.
Some times we read information we already                 (Teacher talks aloud a summary of the verbal
knew and we confirm our understanding.                    and visual information.)
Sometimes the information we read is new
and we add it to what we already knew and                 p. 7 Using Visual Literacy and Stop and
we broaden or extend our understanding.                   Retelling
And sometimes, we learn that what we                      As I think about the numbers and use the
thought was correct isn’t exactly correct and             author’s words and photographs, I am seeing
we clarify our understanding.                             how in a month’s time the baby panda is
                                                          beginning to look like her mother.

                                                          p. 9 Vocabulary
                                                          There is the word examine. We are learning
                                                          how the zoo doctors use many different ways
                                                          to examine the baby panda. Use the author’s
                                                          words and the photographs to tell yourself the
                                                          different things zoo doctors do to examine the
                                                          baby panda. Turn and talk to the person next
                                                          to you.
p. 12 Teacher tells students that China is a
place far away on the other side of the earth.
It is where pandas live in their natural habitat.
In this book, we are reading about pandas that
are living in a zoo.

p. 13 Stopping and Retelling
As good readers, it’s important for us to stop
every so often to make sure we understand
what we are reading. To do this we go back
and use the photographs to help me
remember. (Go back and guide students in an
oral retelling by saying… We remember that
on this page we learned…. and on this page
we learned… etc.)


p. 23 Vocabulary and Stopping and
Retelling
There is the word discoveries. Just as you
make discoveries when you learn something
new, so too, the baby panda. Let’s go back
and remind ourselves of all the things baby
panda is discovering and learning about. (Go
back to page 14 and guide students in an oral
retelling by saying… We remember that on
this page we learned…. and on this page we
learned… etc.)

Closing Conversation
It’s always important when you finish a book
with so much information to stop and remind
yourself of those things you found most
interesting and felt were most important. As I
go back and show you each page I want you
to turn to the person sitting next to you and
tell him/her what you learned on that page.
(After you have finished going through the
book say…) What was one new discovery
you made about panda bears?

				
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