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									Interactive Read Aloud
1st Nine Weeks - 2nd Row

2-1.2 Analyze a given literary text to make , revise, and confirm predictions.
2-1.5 Analyze a narrative text to identify characters, setting, and plot.
2-2.2 Analyze informational texts to draw conclusions and make inferences during classroom discussions.

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2-2.3 Summarize the roles of community workers in the community, including those who hold
government jobs.

Book: Fireboat by: Maira Kalman
Book Introduction: Today we will read an informational text about a fire boat the John J Harvey. We will
follow this boat from the time it was brand new to the time it was very old and it was called upon to provide a
very important service for New York City.

Day 1 Questions:
Interactive Read Aloud Questions Correlation to Standard              Testing as a Genre Item
The writer could’ve begun the    2-1.6 Explain the effect of the      Where does the story, Fireboat,
book by saying the story takes   author’s craft (for example, word    mainly take place?
                                 choice and the use of repetition) on
place in 1931, but she did this very
differently. Listen as I read thethe meaning of a given literary         a. The Statue of Liberty near
                                 text.
first 8 pages to see how she chose                                           New York City
to capture the reader’s interest.                                        b. In the river near the tall
                                                                             buildings of New York
Read “New York City …” and read                                          c. On a beach in New York
to the end of page “On a hot and                                         d. At dance party in New
jazzy night…”                                                                York

Turn and Talk                                                               Test Strategy: If you see the word
Discuss examples selected and                                               mainly in a question, first mark out
print features.                                                             the answer choices you know are
What do you think the author will      2-1.2 Analyze a given literary       wrong. (C & D are obviously
include to help us as readers learn    text to make, revise, and confirm    WRONG) Next, decide which
about a fireboat?                      predictions.                         setting is the main one.
Turn and Talk
                                                                            2-1.5 Analyze a narrative text to
Read “On a sunny, fresh day…” to                                            identify characters, setting, and
the end of “Sometimes the Harvey                                            plot.
just decided …”

Which things did we predict
accurately and which surprises did
we have? Discuss
Now we are going forward in time       2-2.2 Analyze informational texts
to 1995 and Harvey is 64 years         to draw conclusions and make
old.                                   inferences during classroom
                                       discussions.
Read first paragraph on page
“1995.”

Why might the city not have
needed so many fireboats?
Continue reading page “1995.”          2-2.2 Analyze informational texts
and stop after reading to the end of   to draw conclusions and make
“And once again…”                      inferences during classroom
                                       discussions.
If this group of people wanted the
Harvey for fun why might they
have been willing to do all of the
hard work of repairing the boat
and manning the ship?
Read “They made friends…”              2-1.2 Analyze a given literary
                                       text to make, revise, and confirm
The writer could’ve ended the          predictions.
story here, but what might she be
setting us up for in the second
half?
(As you discuss their answers
show them the page you just read
along with the facing page. Do
not read the facing page.) (Chart –
Tony Stead)

Day 2 Questions:
Interactive Read Aloud Questions       Correlation to Standard             Testing as a Genre Item
When we stopped yesterday here         2-1.2 Analyze a given literary
are some of the predictions you        text to make, revise, and confirm
made…                                  predictions.

As I read the next four pages we’ll
decide which of our predictions
were accurate, kind of right, and
which need to be changed?

Read “But then on September
11th…” to the end of “many lives
were lost…”
Discuss
Read “The news…” to the end of         2-2.3 Summarize the roles of
“What were the people…”                community workers in the
                                       community, including those who
On the first page I read which         hold government jobs.
community workers will be
important and why?
How might these other community
workers move into a volunteer role
and help?
Read “The water pipes were         2-1.7 Create responses to literary
broken…” to the end of “Finally,   texts through a variety of methods.
it was time for the Harvey…”

It is good to have pride when we
help out. What are some ways we
have helped other people?
Read “The Harvey won…” and to         2-1.6 Explain the effect of the
the end of the book.                  author’s craft on the meaning of a
                                      given literary text.
What did this writer do to leave us
feeling proud and happy after
reading a sad event?
Turn and Talk
(Teacher may want to talk about
the way the writer set-up the
Library of Congress and
Dedication Page.)

								
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