Welcome to the Class
- identify and describe the behaviors of a student who helps others with their work.
- give an example of a benefit of group cooperation.
- describe how the problem in the story was solved.
- The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric (see Bibliographical References)
- Journals or paper
Couric, Katie. The Brand New Kid. New York: Doubleday, 2000. ISBN: 0385500300.
Review the class rules. Focus on any rules that address how to treat other people. Then ask the students how a new student would feel coming into your class. Tell the students that is the issue in the book you are going to read, The Brand New Kid.
- Read the book to the class. Use your finger to run under the line being read and to point to key picture items.
- On selected pages, stop and encourage the children to interact with the book in the following ways:
- Identify key items in the picture that will aid in listening comprehension.
- Hypothesize about what may happen next, what the motives of characters might be, and why something is happening.
- Label the feelings of the characters.
Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
Benchmark E.3 Describe a benefit of group cooperation.
Benchmark E.4 Describe the characteristics of someone who helps others.