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  • Introduction – group sharing

    1. Use a grouping strategy to organise students into groups of four.
    2. Give each group one cup filled with counters.
    3. Groups choose the best way to share the counters.
    4. Groups share the counters.
    5. Ask:    
      • How did you decide to share?
      • Did you show kindness by listening to others?
      • How did you feel about the group’s decision? (Refer to Resource: feelings chart - PDF, 117KBExternal Link from Topic 1)
      • Was everyone in the group being kind?
      • Did you all agree on the same sharing choice? If not, what did you do?
      • How do you feel now?

    A world without sharing – big book shared reading

    1. Explain to students that you are going to read the big book A world without sharing (PDF, 9.5MB)External Link by Kathryn Sheridan.

    Before reading

    1. Ask:    
      • I wonder what this book could be about?
    2. Think-Pair-Share predictions about the book.
    3. Use flashcards to discuss vocabulary in the book (Resource 1 – PDF, 122KBExternal Link)
    4. Elicit any pre-reading questions students may have about the book and record them on the board.

    During reading

    1. Pause on each page and ask:      
    2. After you have read the line 'A world without sharing certainly would not be a world for me!', ask:  
      • Listen to how I said ‘certainly’. Can you think of another word that means the same?

    After reading

    1. Think-Pair-Share: Whose prediction changed throughout the story? Why?
    2. Ask:    
      • Have you ever changed your mind about something? (For example, what you like to eat)

    Identifying nouns and verbs – Class circle

    1. Display a blank chart on the wall with the headings 'Nouns' and 'Verbs'.
    2. Use the following prompts to check students' prior understanding:  
      • Let’s review what a noun is. Elicit answers and consolidate understanding by explaining that a noun is a person, place, animal or thing.
      • Let’s review what a verb is. Elicit answers and consolidate understanding by explaining that a verb is an action.
    3. Ask:  
      • What verbs are you are currently doing? (for example, listening, sitting).
    4. Reread the big book, A world without sharing – (PDF, 9.5MB)External Link and for each page ask:    
      • What is the noun (thing) on this page that isn’t being shared?
      • What is the verb (action) on this page?
    5. As students identify the nouns and verbs, add these to the chart paper under the correct heading or invite students to add the words to the chart.
    6. Continue the process until the book is completed.

    A world with sharing – class construction

    1. Explain to students that now we have read the big book A world without sharing (PDF, 9.5MB)External Link, the class is going to write a book called A world with sharing.
    2. Jointly rewrite each page of A world without sharing using the following template:    
      • If you shared your [noun], I would [verb] and feel...
    3. Print the completed class story leaving room for illustrations.
    4. Use a grouping strategy to divide the class into nine groups.
    5. Provide each group with a page of the story. Explain to groups that they will illustrate the page they have been given.
    6. Invite groups to discuss how they will share this task. Possibilities include:    
      • Fairness
      • Turn-taking
      • Sharing pencils and other media
    7. Ask students to reflect on how they contributed to the group task and shared their resources.
    8. Display the completed story in the classroom or collate as a book to add to the class library.

    A school without sharing – individual literary response

    This activity may contribute to student portfolios.

    1. Brainstorm things in the classroom and add these to the word wall (desk, ruler, pencil, students, chairs, books, paper).
    2. For each noun listed on the word wall, brainstorm an action (verb) that may be associated with this noun.
      • School: desk – write, chair – sit, pencil – write, book – read, playground – play
      • Home: bed – sleep, kitchen – eat, lounge – sit, bike - ride
      • Community: pool – swim, park – play, library – read, bus – travel
    3. Invite students to create a sentence that uses the noun and associated verb, such as  
      • I use my pencil to write
      • I read my book.
    4. Explain the repetitive text structure used in A world without sharing (PDF, 9.5MB)External Link and put this on the board:    
      • How would I [verb] if you would not share your [noun]?
      • How would I [verb] if you did not share your [noun]?
    5. Students create a storyboard (Resource 2 – PDF, 73KBExternal Link) using this sentence structure.
    6. As an extension, ask students to complete the following sentence and add to their storyboard:    
      • I would feel __________ which might make you feel __________.
    7. Invite students to add additional verbs and nouns they used to the word wall.

    Teacher tip

    Allow any length text as long as they follow the big book’s sentence structure.

    Sharing in the community – class circle

    1. Reread the big book, A world without sharing (PDF, 9.5MB)External Link and for each page ask    
      • Who in our community shares their [noun] with you?


    • Who in the community shares their ball with you? (friends, family, neighbours, teachers, coaches)
    • Who in our community shares their crops with you? (farmers, neighbour’s backyard garden)
    • Who in our community shares their care with you? (police, firefighters, teachers, doctors, neighbours, shopkeepers, family)
    • Who in our community shares their love with you? (family, pets)
    1. Discuss with students that many people share. Ask: Does this makes the world a better place for everyone. Why/Why not?

    Reflection – sharing and me

    1. Pose the following question for students to Think- Pair-Share:    
      • A world without sharing is certainly not a world for me.
      • But what about you? Why?

    Extension – individual literary response

    Students illustrate and write a literary response to the question – But what about you? Resource 3: but what about you? template (text version) or PDF (59KB)External Link.

    Teacher tip

    Set up a book display of other stories with the theme caring and sharing.

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