Curious George Visits School
Curious George Visits School
- Characteristics of the Text Genre
- Fantasy Text Structure
- Simple third-person narrative describes the different things Curious George does at school.
- Each page focuses on a different activity. Content
- Familiar ﬁctional character
- School experiences
- All concepts supported by pictures Themes and Ideas
- School can be educational and fun.
- The familiar experiences at school prepare children to learn. Language and Literary Features
- Repeating natural language patterns
- Text with familiar setting close to children’s experience
- Element of fantasy: a monkey at school with children Sentence Complexity
- Simple, predictive sentences with repeating patterns (Look at George. He is _ _ the . ) Vocabulary
- Verbs supported by illustrations: standing, waving, carrying, mixing
- Nouns supported by pictures with labels: friend, school, George, children, chair, book, apple, head, paint, picture, puzzle, toy, puppets Words
- Repeated use of easy, high frequency words: He, at, the
- Words with inﬂectional endings: looking, carrying, books, puppets Illustrations
- Colorful drawings support each page of text.
- Labels support key content words.
- Book and Print Features
- Nine pages of text; illustrations on every page.
- Two to four lines of text on each page
- Some objects in pictures are labeled. © 2006. Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, Heinemann, Portsmouth, N.H. Copyright © by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner unless such copying is expressly permitted by federal copyright law.
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Possession of this publication in print format does not entitle users to convert this publication, or any portion of it, into electronic format. Number of Words: 88 Curious George Visits School Fountas-Pinnell Level C Fantasy Selection Summary Curious George visits a school. He reads a book and does a puzzle. Curious George has fun at school! 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 1 11/2/09 11:23:16 PM
he friend funny look school walking Words to Know Curious George Visits School Build Background Read the title to the children and talk with them about what Curious George is doing in the cover illustration.
Ask them what they think they will learn about school from this book. Encourage children to use their knowledge of school to think about the book. Ask questions such the following: What do you like to do at school? Why? Front-Load Vocabulary Some everyday words may be unfamiliar to English learners. Before reading, check understanding of the following words: walking, standing, waving, looking, carrying, mixing, painting, playing.
Introduce the Text Guide children through the text, noting important ideas, and helping with unfamiliar language and vocabulary so they can read the text successfully. Call their attention to any labels. Explain important text features, such as the repetition of the phrase, He is , that tells readers what Curious George is doing at school. Here are some suggestions: Page 2:Explain that in this book, a monkey named Curious George learns what it is like to go to school. Because this is a fantasy, Curious George can do things that children can do, like walk to school carrying a lunch box.
Suggested language: Turn to page 2.
You can use information in the picture to help you read. The pictures in this book also have labels. The labels name things. Look at George. How can you tell what he is doing? The book says: He is walking to school with his friend. Say the word friend. What letter would you expect to see ﬁrst in the word friend? Find the label that says: friend. Now ﬁnd the word friend in the second sentence and put your ﬁnger under it. Page 3: Call attention to the illustration and help children read the labels. Turn to page 3. What is George doing? Why do you think he is standing on a chair? The book says: He is standing on a chair and waving to the children.
Pages 4–5: Look at the pictures on these pages. Read the labels in the pictures and ﬁnd the words in the story. Does George look like he is having fun at school? How can you tell?
Page 10: Turn to page 10. What is George doing here? Why is he so good at playing with the funny puppets? Say the word funny. What letter would you expect to see ﬁrst in the word funny? Find the word funny and put your ﬁnger under it. Now go back to the beginning and read to ﬁnd out what George does at school. 2 Lesson 3: Curious George Visits School Grade 1 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 2 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 2 7/28/09 10:37:41 AM 7/28/09 10:37:41 AM
- Read As children read, observe them carefully. Guide them as needed, using language that supports their problem-solving ability. Respond to the Text Personal Response Invite children to share their personal responses to the story. Begin by asking what they liked best about the book, or what they found most interesting. Suggested language: How do you think Curious George feels about school? Why do you think that? Ways of Thinking As you discuss the text, make sure children understand these teaching points: Thinking Within the Text Thinking Beyond the Text Thinking About the Text
- Curious George visits a school.
- George looks at books, carries books on his head, mixes paints and paints a picture, looks at a puzzle, and plays with a toy and some puppets.
- School can be fun and educational.
- School is an environment full of educational activities.
- The sentence patterns make the story predictable and easy to read.
- The setting is a familiar one to most children.
- The author has created an anthropomorphic animal that children can relate to. © 2006. Fountas, I.C. & Pinnell, G.S. Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, Heinemann, Portsmouth, N.H. Choices for Support Concepts of Print Practice early reading behaviors such as understanding the concept of a sentence as a group of words with ending punctuation.
- Phonemic Awareness and Word Work Provide practice as needed with words and sounds, using one of the following activities:
- Listening Game Say each of the following words one at a time: look, apple, paint, puzzle, ride, toy, fun. Have children repeat each word, and then say the beginning sound.
- How Many Words? Read a sentence from the book, without showing the text: Look at George. Have children say the sentence with you slowly and hold up one finger for each word they hear. Ask: How many words are in the sentence? Continue with other sentences.
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Writing About Reading Critical Thinking Read the directions for children on BLM 3.9 and guide them in answering the questions. Responding Read aloud the questions at the back of the book and help children complete the activities. Target Comprehension Skill Sequence of Events Target Comprehension Skill Tell children that the sequence of events is the order in which things happen in a story. Model how to think about the order in which things happen in a story. Think Aloud George does many things on his day at school. First, he is walking to school and waving to the children. Next, he is looking at a book and carrying books on his head.
Then, he is mixing paint and painting a picture. After that, he is looking at a puzzle and playing with a toy. At last, he is playing with funny puppets.
Practice the Skill Have children choose another story and tell what happens in the story in the order in which it happens. Writing Prompt Read aloud the following prompt. Have children draw and write their response, using the writing prompt on page 6. What did George do at school that you like to do at your school? Draw a picture showing one thing both you and George like to do. Write about why you like to do it. 4 Lesson 3: Curious George Visits School Grade 1 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 4 11/2/09 11:23:49 PM
Read directions to children.
Think About It Write the word that completes each sentence. 1. Curious George carries some books on his head. puppets books paint 2. Curious George plays with a toy before he plays with puppets. toy puzzle picture Making Connections Think about something funny you did at school. Draw a picture of what happened. Label your picture. 11 Grade 1, Unit 1: Around the Neighborhood Name Think About It © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Lesson ___ 9
Curious George Visits School Think About It 1_246215RTXEAN_U1LR_TAI.indd 3.9 2/6/09 12:07:57 PM English Language Learners Reading Support Pair advanced and intermediate readers to read the story softly aloud.
Or have children use the audio or online recordings. Oral Language Development Check the children’s comprehension, using a dialogue that best matches their English proﬁciency level. Speaker 1 is the teacher, Speaker 2 is the child. Beginning/ Early Intermediate Intermediate Early Advanced/ Advanced Speaker 1: Point to Curious George.
Speaker 2: [Points to Curious George.] Speaker 1: Point to the school. Speaker 2: [Points to the school.] Speaker 1: Point to the children. Speaker 2: [Points to the children.] Speaker 1: Who is this story about? Speaker 2: Curious George Speaker 1: What is Curious George doing in the story? Speaker 2: going to school Speaker 1: What does George do with the puppets? Speaker 2: He is putting on a puppet show. 5 Lesson 3: Curious George Visits School Grade 1 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 5 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 5 7/28/09 10:37:42 AM 7/28/09 10:37:42 AM
Name Date Curious George Visits School What did George do at school that you like to do at your school? Draw a picture showing one thing both you and George like to do. Write about why you like to do it. 6 Lesson 3: Curious George Visits School Grade 1 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 6 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 6 7/28/09 10:37:44 AM 7/28/09 10:37:44 AM
Think About It Write the word that completes each sentence. 1. Curious George carries some on his head. puppets books paint 2. Curious George plays with a before he plays with puppets.
toy puzzle picture Making Connections Think about something funny you did at school. Draw a picture of what happened. Label your picture. Name Lesson ___ 9
Curious George Visits School Think About It 7 Lesson 3: Curious George Visits School Grade 1 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 7 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 7 7/28/09 10:37:45 AM 7/28/09 10:37:45 AM
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4 Curious George Visits School LEVEL C Running Record Form Curious George Visits School Behavior Code Error Read word correctly ✓ cat Repeated word, sentence, or phrase ® cat Omission — cat 1 Behavior Code Error Substitution cut cat 1 Self-corrects cutsc cat 0 Insertion the cat 1 Word told T cat 1 page Selection Text Errors Self-Corrections Look at George. He is walking to school with his friend. He is standing on a chair and waving to the children. Look at George.
He is looking at a book. He is carrying some books and an apple on his head. Look at George.
He is mixing the paint. Comments: Accuracy Rate (# words read correctly/50 × 100) % Self-Correction Rate (# errors + # Self-Corrections/ Self-Corrections) 1: 8 Lesson 3: Curious George Visits School Grade 1 © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 1_300603_ELL_LRTG_L03_CuriousGeorge.indd 8 12/8/09 8:05:05 AM