Night of the New Magicians Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan may be used to help your students answer questions about the text, retell the story, and define unfamiliar words while reading ''Night of the New Magicians'' by Mary Pope Osborne.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne, students will be able to:

  • Cite text evidence when answering questions about the text.
  • Summarize the main points and supporting details from the story.
  • Define unfamiliar vocabulary from the text.

Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Vocabulary

  • acrobats
  • cloak
  • courage
  • encyclopedia
  • incandescent
  • inspiration
  • institute
  • magician
  • microbes
  • phonograph
  • satchel
  • sorcerer
  • souvenirs
  • technology
  • terrace
  • turbans
  • twilight
  • vaccine

Materials

  • Copies of Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Index cards
  • Markers

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