By Karen J. Kindle
Although this text reads like a narrative, it is an informational text that tells about the habitat of the chameleon, how it catches its food, and how it changes colors to communicate!
This comprehensive vocabulary unit is designed to help you use nonfiction texts in read-alouds. The unit can be adapted to fit the needs of your students, or taught as is. Components of the unit are:
• a brief description of the text
• "Vocabulary for Instruction" (a list of target words)
• additional word lists that suggest specific categories to focus on, such as "Action Words"
• "During Reading" (suggested questions to promote critical thinking and use of target vocabulary)
• "Infusion Activities" (ways to infuse vocabulary instruction from the read-aloud throughout your day)
Also includes steps for designing your own read-aloud vocabulary units!
Act It Out: Extend the discussion of emotions the chameleons portrayed in the text. Begin the activity by brainstorming a list of emotions; then have students add additional examples. They can then select an emotion and act it out for their classmates to guess!