**Rationale: To
read an article, and be able to recall information from it is the key
to
this lesson. This is using literacy to enhance intelligence in
young
minds. This article introduces new terms to students, and it is
informative
as well. In this lesson, students will be able to recall
information
from the article. This lesson will also include reading silently,
playing a game by asking each other questions, and finding out answers
individually.**

**Materials:
Highlight
for Children magazine, March 1996 issue, pencil, paper, chalk, board,
worksheet
with Venn Diagram, and thinking cap**

**Procedures:
1.
Tell student to pull out their Highlights for Children magazine, and
turn
to page 22. Have the class read the article, “Who Is
There?”
silently. Tell students to look up when they finish reading the
article.**

**2. After
entire
class finishes reading, discuss the article by drawing a semantic map
on
the board that presents each animal mentioned, and the type of eggs
they
reproduce.**

**3. The teacher ask a
question to a student that is from the article. For example,
“What
kind of eggs do snapping turtles lay?”. Then after the student
answers
the question, they are to ask another student another question
pertaining
to the article. Continue to do this until all students have a
chance
to answer/question another student. The last student to be asked
a question, in turns ask you, the teacher, a question, and you answer
it.**

**4. Now, pass out a
sheet,
to the students, that has a Venn Diagram on it. On the sheet,
have
the title, “Where are the eggs laid?”. Then, have two circles,
one
labeled “In/Near Water” and the other circle labeled “Out of water”,
drawn
on the sheet. Have the students reflect back on the article, and
using it, to figure out where animals lay their eggs. But first,
to explain to students, the teacher needs to model this by using the
snapping
turtle, and place it in the center of the two circles to demonstrate to
students how to complete this sheet.**

**5. As students are
working
on their Venn Diagrams, (the teacher) draw a large Venn Diagram on the
board and list each animal randomly in each category. For
example,
list the rainbow trout in the “Out of Water” section and so forth with
the remaining animals. Then, when all the children are through
with
their Venn Diagrams, tell them to put their sheets under their
desks.
Now, point to each animal written on the board, and ask the children if
they agree/disagree with what you have written. Then ask
students,
individually, why they think what they do.**

**6. For Assessment,
have
each student take out a sheet of paper and a pencil, to write a short
summary
of what they learned from reading the article.**

**Reference:
Miller,
Sally. “Who Is There?” Highlights for Children. March
1996, page 22-23.**

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