Class Name: Writing & Rhetoric 1/2
Tutor: Monica Hielema
This week’s focus: Lesson 1 Fabulous Fables
Objectives for Fable exercises found in book:
1. Expose students to the form of fables as well as culturally important examples.
2. Model fluent reading for students and give them practice reading short texts.
3. Give students practice copying texts accurately.
4. Strengthen working memory through dictation, thus improving storage and manipulation of information.
5. Increase understanding of the flexibility and copiousness of language through sentence manipulation.
6. Facilitate student interaction with well-written texts through question and answer and through exercises in summary and amplification.
7. Give students opportunity to creatively imitate sentences and whole fables.
8. Introduce concepts of main idea and character traits.
In preparation for Schole support class:
• Begin LESSON 1:
Fabulous Fables (page 1 and 2)
Have student listen to the reading of The Lion and the Mouse (only read once asking student to listen carefully before narrating).
Tell it Back – narration (remember to give student the first sentence to help him/her get started)
Finish Sentence Play on page 8: bring this to class as I will ask several students to share theirs.
• During Wednesday’s Zoom class we will work through TALK ABOUT IT and brainstorming for REWRITE ideas.
• BRING TO CLASS: Small whiteboard and marker OR a clipboard with paper and marker. Completed “sentence play” from page 8 – I will ask student volunteers to share their sentence.
To be completed this week: (this may be before or after Wednesday’s class)
• Complete Lesson 1 – GO DEEPER (page 5 and 6), WRITING TIME (page 7 and 8)
• Your student will re-write their “changed” version of The Lion and the Mouse
ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
POEM to MEMORIZE:
Ooey Gooey was a worm,
A mighty worm was he.
He stepped upon the railroad tracks,
The train he did not see!
THIS MONTH’S WRITING & RHETORIC ASSIGNMENT FOR SUBMISSION:
Rewrite The Lion and the Mouse – submit to email@example.com (due on or before October 2nd).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and submissions.