Bunny and the Monster
Guided Reading Level F level
To use meaning, language structure, and visual information to self-monitor, self-correct, and solve words while reading.
To recognize and use consonant blends, in which you can hear each sound.
To read and understand positional words such as in, under, and behind.
To read with intonation, phrasing, and pausing (using the punctuation).
Procedure (18-30 minutes)
Breathing Exercise - Students will be coming from lunch and they tend to be not engaged during this time.
Pre-teach vocabulary words from the book. Students will match the picture with the word. Allow students to practice reading the words Then focus on consonant cluster. Use grass as an example. "What is a consonant?" "Can you give an example?" "Some consonants go together in clusters." "You can hear each sound in a consonant cluster." Elicit examples from the students.
"Today we are reading a new book about the Bunny Rabbit family. On the cover, you can see Bunny Rabbit; her sister, Sunny Rabbit; and her brother, Jack Rabbit." What have you noticed in the picture? Elicit response from the students.
As the students read, prompt them to notice and use punctuation to read the dialogue so it sounds like talking. If needed, prompt students to read the bold print (this) on page 13 bit louder.
Invite students to talk about the Rabbit children and what happened in the story. What happened at the beginning of the story? - Bunny children went for a ride and stopped at Grandma's carrot stand. Dad said they can hop around but not too far. While they were playing, what did the Bunny children hear? - Loud stomps. (Extend by asking them to find evidence from the picture/text) What happened next? - They hopped to different places and saw different parts of the monster. Who solved the mystery and how did she do it? Some key understandings students may need: -The Rabbit children heard something and thought it was a monster. (Extend by asking for evidence from the picture and text) - They all saw different parts of the monster. (Extend by asking for details.) -Bunny figured out that it was a cow. (Extend by asking how she did that.) If there's time, practice positional words using hands-on materials.