Lesson: Using the Senses to Understand the Story
1. Before the lesson: Make a chart with five columns. Label the
columns: see, hear, taste, feel, smell.
2. Read the book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen aloud to your students if they have not heard it before.
3. Tell the students that good readers put themselves in the story by thinking about what the characters in the story see, hear, taste, feel and smell. Read the book aloud to the students again
and look for examples of images the author uses that fit the categories. List them as you read. Some examples of what might be recorded: see - "moon so bright the sky seemed to shine",
hear - train whistle blew a sad song, taste - furry scarf over my mouth, feel - cold, like an icy hand on my back, smell - (I didn't find anything for this category so I would leave it blank unless
a student suggested something.)
4. Talk to students about what these images "remind them of" and how they help them to understand the story.
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