Reflection On The Light Of The Darkness By Lesa Cline Ransome Essay

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Think Aloud Lesson Plan

Book Title: Light in the Darkness by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Strategy/Skill: Connecting Thinking Skills

1.1 Objectives
• The students will be able to define what a connection is Tell what the strategy is and why it is important
• The students will be able to use the thinking strategy of making connections on their own.

1.2 Standards
• CC.1.3.2.C
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

1.3 Formative Assessment
• During lesson, the teacher will ask the students to make a connection between the story and their life. The teacher is looking for students to explain their connection and how this connection helps them better understand the text. If the student can make a clear connection and give an explanation about what they learned from the connection they will pass. If the student does not, the teacher will write down their name and meet with them after the lesson to work one on one with clarify the connecting strategy and work on building the skills needed through further instruction.

1.4 Materials
• The book Light in the Darkness by Lesa Cline-Ransome

1.5 Anticipatory Set/Introduction
“Today students, we will be reading a short story called Light in the Darkness by Lesa Cline-Ransome. This book tells a story about a young African American girl who is enslaved, and her journey in learning the forbidden skills of reading. As we read, I want us to practice our connecting thinking strategy. Connecting skills are used

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