This is a really beautiful TL picture book. Ed Young has a very unique and colorful way of illustrating his work, and it‘s very captivating. This book tells the story of seven blind mice who find an unfamiliar thing at the pond that they frequent. The mice try to figure out what it is by climbing over bits and pieces of it one by one, but it‘s not until their sibling climbs the entire thing that they figure out what it is.
This is a really great story for RA, CR, GR, ST, and AS.
The attached lesson plan is great specifically for ESOL students, although it can be applied to all: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/downloads/lesson%20plans/03_2013_TC%2...
This lesson applies UDL 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information in that in involves not only the book itself, but cutouts of the characteristics of the thing the mice are trying to figure out, as well as 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance, as you are helping build confidence in the as they move along through the lesson from mouse #1 to mouse #7, guessing what the thing might be. ESOL strat 30. Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships is used as well, with the pillar, snake, fan, etc., until the entire “thing” is assembled. #ucflae3413f17 2y