Just A Minute
Presented By: Tegan Dunstan
About the Author and Illustrator
The illustrations in this story were in acrylic and mixed media on paper.
The pages were full of color and detailed which made them very fun to look at!
The emotions were very clear through the illustrations, it is easy to see how the characters are feeling throughout the story.
Criteria for Multicultural Book
Just a Minute Lesson Idea
CCSS RL.2.2 The student responds to a variety of text. The student understands the significance of literature and its contributions to various cultures.
The students will identify different words and objects in the text and explain how they relate to a different culture.
- Lesson begins with the teacher posing a question to students, "What does it mean to be of a different culture and how are some ways that you can tell if someone is from another culture?" Students will share their response to the opening question, this will get their mind thinking about different areas of the world. Teacher will point out the different culture can mean language, clothing, environment, and so on.
- Share with the students that as the teacher is reading through the story, there will be different parts to show that the setting is in a different culture. Each time the students note something of a different culture have them raise their hand and share their findings.
- Read the story aloud to the students, stopping when they have raised their hand to share what they have found from a different culture. Discuss their evidence each time and have them explain why they think it is of another culture.
- After the teacher has read through the story one time, read through it again without stopping for discussion so the children can get a better understanding of the story. When the story has been read through then have the children go back to their seats and write about one key part in the story that gave away that it was from another culture. Have them tell about how that would look differently in their own culture. And then they will share their work with the rest of the class.