Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is a story rich in poetry that takes place on a cold winter’s night in the woods. The story will grasp the reader from page one as a father takes his young daughter hiking through the woods to go owling for her first time. Throughout the story, Yolen invites the reader along the little girl’s journey to find a Great Horned Owl. The story is filled with beautiful imagery, special moments, and an ending that will warm the reader’s heart. This module offers a strong focus on visualizing as a tool for comprehension, vocabulary development, storytelling, writing, and creating artwork. The lessons in this module use artful techniques that will help students engage in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language acquisition, science, and 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 formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:
- 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.