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Use pictures & journal writing to reinforce the following skills: Use Prior Knowledge, Visualization, Questioning, Predicting, Draw Conclusions, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Fact & Opinion, Main Idea & Details & Sequence.
Tomie dePaola and a Strega Nona Freebie - Around the Kampfire
One of my very favorite authors is Tomie dePaola. I just love his themes and his illustrations. I also love that you can just about find a Tomie book to teach any comprehension strategy or skill. Many of his books are based on his memories from childhood and all of his books are a teacher’s dream for […]
Drawing Conclusions with Officer Buckle - Around the Kampfire
This week I used one of my favorite books, Officer Buckle and Gloria, to teach about drawing conclusions. We’ve talked a lot about inferring and how authors often give hints and clues that tell readers more than what they are directly saying. Most of my kiddos are really starting to”read between the lines” (Lions, as […]
Drawing Conclusions > "What I Know" + "What I Learned from the Text" = "New Conclusions" For Inferencing > "What I Learned from the Text" + "What I Already Knew" = "My inferences" LOVE THE FOLDABLE IDEA!!