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"He's Home." Reading Strategy: Questioning

Lesson Overview 

Overview:

To reach the reading strategy, Questioning, this lesson is based on 'Jobs for Veterans National Committee' Billboard dating back to the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Students will become more knowledgeable of Veterans and apply the Reading Strategy, Questioning.

Grade Range:

6-8

Objective:

After completing this activity students will be able to:

  • Understand Questioning

  • Share the purpose behind the billboard

  • Share information learned through photo analysis

Time Required:

One class period of 45 minutes

Discipline/Subject:

Language Arts

Topic/Subject:

Literature

Era:

Postwar United States, 1945-1968

 


Standards

Illinois Learning Standards:

English/Language
Arts 

 

 

1.C.3a: Use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions.
1.C.3d: Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate them to the purpose of the material.
2.B.3a: Respond to literary material from personal, creative, and critical points of war. 

 


Materials

Handouts:

KWL Chart (available on PDF page 4)

Analysis Tools:

He's Home Photo Analysis (available on PDF page 3)

Other:

iPad

Library of Congress Items:

Title of Source: "He's home: with maturity, ambition, skills," 1965-1980 

 


Procedures

Procedure Steps

Resource or Material Used

1. Introduce the lesson by explaining "Questioning" (to create questions that can be
    answered before, during or after reading or discussion).

 

2. Have students fill out KWL Chart on "He's home" poster. The poster will be displayed
   on the iPad, on the SmartBoard and each student should have a copy of the image.

Handouts
iPad
Library of Congress Item 

3. Discuss KWL Chart specifically the second part: "What I want to Know". Students
    should write their questions in this area regarding the "He's home" picture.

Handouts
Library of Congress Item 

4. Discuss veterans and the role they play in our safety. For example: Who is a veteran?
   What have they done fo rus? What are some ways you can thank a veteran?

 

5. Students will do the photo analysis and answer questions based on billboard created
    by Jobs for Veterans National Committee (Library of Congress item).

Analysis Tool
Library of Congress Item 

6. Final Wrap Up: Have students recall what Questioning is and how they applied that
   skill to this lesson as an entire class discussion.

 

 


Evaluation

Students will be evaluated by KWL Charts, Photo Analysis answers, and knowledge reported when asked questions during class session.

 


Extension

Students could create some type of billboard to go along with the "He's home" billboard. Students could present it to the class during an oral presentation.