by Adrienne Mason
Un livre plein d’activités et d’illustrations qui aident les enfants à comprendre le mouvement, les forces, la gravité, et la friction.
Reading Strategy 6: Connect what you read with what you already know.
Reading Strategy 7: Determine the most important ideas and events and the relationship between them.
Reading Strategy 11: Make inferences and draw conclusions.
(1) Tell the students that in this activity they will put related or unrelated words/phrases into sections of a circle to determine the relationships that exist, because good readers make connections, inferences and draw conclusions when reading.
(2) Read the title of the book Les forces, c’est quoi? and ask students to predict what they think the story will be about (think/pair/share).
(4) Working with partners or in small groups, ask the students to describe or name the concept or relationships that exist among the sections. (Objects: block, stuffed animal, book, skipping rope. Answer: they all need a force applied to them in order to move.)
(5) Read the text Les forces, c’est quoi? up to page 10 and 11. Make a new concept circle and put an unrelated word in one of the sections. Placing students with partners or in small groups, ask them to find the word that does not fit and to name the concept and their thinking.
For example, objects/pictures: Boy blowing bubbles, girl pulling toy duck, boy catching the ball, boy lifting a hamster. Answer: they are all examples of ‘pull’ except for the boy blowing bubbles.
(6) Make a new concept circle and leave a section empty. Working in partners or small groups, students will can it in and then name the concept and explain. (Objects: stroller, lawnmower, shopping cart, and blank. Answer: they are all things you usually push.)
(7) Ask students, again with their groups, to create their own concept circle based on the concepts explored in the book. Students can present and share their ideas with classmates, explaining their thinking and the connections between their words or images.