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									Nidia G. Vaz ElEd 225, Fall 2006 “Andrew’s Loose Tooth” ESL Lesson Plan – Entering the Text Grade: Proficiency: Unit Theme: NYS ESL Standards K-12: 1-3 High beginner - Intermediate Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch; Dental hygiene • Standard 1: Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for information and understanding. • Standard 2: Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for literary response, enjoyment, and expression. • Standard 4: Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for classroom and social interaction. • Students will learn vocabulary related to dental hygiene and dentistry. • Students will learn to use the verb should when giving advice. • Students will use target language items related to the dentist and dental hygiene, such as brush your teeth, dental floss, dentist, floss your teeth, mouthwash, prescription, teeth, toothbrush, toothpaste, and smile. • Students will learn target language items related to giving advice, such as you should. • Students will correctly use the auxiliary verb should when giving advice. • Students will write a paragraph including three complete sentences that incorporate the verb should and target language items related to dental hygiene • Students will connect with the main character in Andrew’s Loose Tooth by writing a prescription for him as if they were his dentist. • • • • • Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch Healthy Teeth pictionary (attached) Prescription for Healthy Teeth publishing sheets (attached) You Should scaffold sheet (attached) Dental hygiene objects – toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, set of teeth, etc.

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name tags markers scrap paper white doctor‟s coat dentist bib Dentist’s Office sign Our Prescriptions for Healthy Teeth banner

• Begin a conversation about losing teeth with the students. Wear a white doctor‟s coat. Ask the following questions! ◦ Have anyone ever lost a tooth? ◦ Did you have trouble getting the loose tooth out? ◦ Were you scared to pull it out? ◦ How did you get it out? ◦ Did it hurt? ◦ What did you do with the tooth after it came out? • Tell the students story about you losing a tooth. • Show them Robert Munsch‟s Andrew’s Loose Tooth. Have them guess what the book might be about based on the cover. Tell the students that they are going to read a book about a boy who has a loose tooth that will not come out. • Read Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch aloud as students listen. Occasionally pause and have students guess what solution they think the next character will suggest to Andrew. Copy students‟ ideas onto a large notepad/the blackboard and check them off if a student had a correct guess. • Begin a conversation about the dentist with the students. Ask them if they remember the dentist in the story. During the discussion, bring out the dental hygiene objects to show the students and pass around. ◦ Has the dentist ever given you advice about keeping your teeth healthy? ◦ What is advice? How do you give someone advice? ◦ How do you keep your teeth healthy? ◦ What kinds of things do you need to keep your teeth healthy? ◦ Do you have any advice for Andrew, so he could keep his teeth healthy? • The teacher should copy students‟ ideas about how to keep teeth healthy onto the blackboard. Write the words “You should” on the blackboard and review how to give someone advice. Write a few examples of complete sentences that begin with “You should” on the blackboard. • The students will pretend to be dentists and will write a prescription for Andrew so that he knows what to do to keep his teeth healthy. They will write three suggestions that Andrew should follow using the “You should” scaffold. The teacher will


hand out the nametags (students write “Dr. „name‟, Dentist” on them), the Healthy Teeth pictionary, some scrap paper for a first draft, and the Prescription for Healthy Teeth publishing sheet. The teacher should discuss the words in the pictionary with the students to make sure all are understood. • Students will first write a draft of their prescription, followed by peer- and teacher-editing, and will finally publish their prescription on the publishing sheet. Students will also draw themselves as a dentist. • Students will present their prescription to the class. There will be a sign on the board that says “Dentist‟s Office.” When it is their turn, each student will wear their dentist nametag and a white coat. They will speak as if they were a dentist giving Andrew advice. At the same time, another student sits in a chair (“the dentist‟s chair”) wearing a dentist bib and pretends to be Andrew. • The students‟ work will then be hung on the wall underneath a banner entitled “Our Prescriptions for Healthy Teeth.” Differentiating Instruction: • Less proficient students will use the following sentence scaffolds: ◦ To keep your teeth healthy, you should... ◦ You should... ◦ You should also... • Students that are more proficient may choose not to use the scaffold, to use more advanced language, and/or write more than three sentences of advice. • Look for the following in the students‟ writing: ◦ Correct use of the scaffold “You should” in order to give advice. ◦ At least three suggestions for Andrew about how he could keep his teeth healthy. ◦ Correct use of at least four words from the Healthy Teeth pictionary. • Using the Postcard publishing sheets, students will write a letter to Andrew suggesting ways to remove a loose tooth. Students will draw Andrew removing his tooth in one of their suggested ways, in a comic format. The two publishing sheets would be glued back to back onto heavy paper so they look like a real postcard. • Using the Loose Tooth publishing sheets, students will write their own story of how they lost a tooth. The publishing sheets would then be bound into a book format.


Additional Activities:

To keep your teeth healthy, you should _______ ______________________________________. You should _____________________________ ______________________________________. You should also _________________________ ______________________________________.

brush your teeth

dental floss


floss your teeth








_______________ ________


___________ ________

Dr. ___________________ _

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