Owl Moon takes readers, and a father and daughter, through a walk in the woods on a cold winter’s night in search for a Great Horned Owl. Using flashlights and the skill of observation, students will seek to find owls in their own classroom. Students will explore how light can guide and drive imaginations into a creative process and be as reflective as a moon when analyzing texts, writings, and visual art.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled Owling in the Classroom for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Shadow Puppets
- Owling in the Classroom
- Creating Schema for Owls
- Key Vocabulary
- I Wonder... Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?
- Visualizing the Words
- Caldecott Awards
- Dramatic Vocabulary
- Shadow Artwork
- Storyboard Ending
- Bird Watching Rules
At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Owling, Pumped, Threading, Shadow, Bumped, Furry, Clearing, Hooted
Note: This module is part of Kindergarten: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.