Topic: Sensory Language
CLI Strategy: Statues
TEKS: K.5, 8; 1.6, 9, 11; 2.5, 9, 11
Grade: Lower Elementary
Students will be able to: make inferences based on text evidence to embody sensory language and draw conclusions in a story.
- Preview a read aloud to find rich examples of sensory language.
- Tell students that as you read, they are going to create frozen, silent, whole body statues to show their understanding of selected sensory language.
- After reading selected phrases of sensory language, ask students which words are enhancing their understanding of the situation
- Ask students to stand as a statue that shows the feeling or idea the sensory language evokes. Choose a statue to spotlight, asking the student to stand for everyone to see while the rest of the class sits down.
Possible Reflection Questions
- Describe: What do you see? (Help students to describe the statue’s arms, legs, facial expression, focal point)
- Analyze: How does this statue represent [sensory language]? How would your understanding of the situation be different without this sensory language?
- Relate: In what ways can you relate to this character/situation?