BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: WHAT MAKES IT HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO GET BOOKS?
This lesson is designed to be a bridge from the idea of overcoming personal obstacles to overcoming obstacles in the physical environment that make it hard to access books. That Book Woman involves characters who struggle with both types of obstacles. This leads into an informational text in the latter part of the lesson that helps students build background knowledge about environments around the world. This lays the foundation for later work in the unit involving research into how people around the world overcome the physical obstacles to accessing books.