Reading

 

WHOLE GROUP READING

Our whole group reading book is Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1, retold for children by Mary Pope Osborne. This is a Common Core Text Exemplar.  We are focusing on comprehension, summarizing, describing characters, word meaning, how illustrations help us comprehend, and oral reading fluency.

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SMALL GROUP READING:

 

Exploring the Titanic by Robert D. Ballard

      A small group is reading Exploring the Titanic by Robert D. Ballard.  This group is learning about and practicing nonfiction reading strategies while learning all about this subject.

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Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

A small group of students are reading Misty of Chincoteague.  They’re practicing comprehension strategies including identifying character traits, finding evidence to back up their claims, settings, how characters feel, vocabulary,  finding word meaning in context, and visualizing.

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Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne

One group is reading and making meaning from the book Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne.  This group is focusing on silently reading the book, reading aloud, understanding what they’re reading, and answering questions about what was read by looking back at the text.

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The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

One group is reading and making meaning from the book The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  This group is focusing on silently reading the book, reading aloud, understanding what they’re reading, and answering questions about what was read by looking back at the text.

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INDEPENDENT READING:

Students will be reading “just right” books that they choose themselves.  These books should be interesting to them and at an appropriate reading level.  They’ll check in frequently and be encouraged to use comprehension strategies that we are working on.

Just Right Books Poster and Bookmarks

 

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