Reflection: Modeling Connecting To the Text - Compare Two Stories (Day 2 of 2) - Section 3: Teachers' Turn


Prereading was one of our earliest reading strategies that I taught in 2nd grade, but I continue to model in every lesson. My goal is for the students to see it as useful and begin to incorporate it into their reading. 

There are many ways to 'pre read', but most of the time I talk about the cover, author, and illustrations. Sometimes I'll look through the illustrations (a picture walk)  and demonstrate other reading strategies, such as predicting ('I bet that character will be full ... yes he ate so much pie!' or connecting 'That picture reminds me of a doll I once had').  

I don't think there's a wrong way to pre-read (except for maybe doing too much pre-reading for a short book, say), but it is helpful to remind kids that bringing that background knowledge by looking through the book and THINKING before they read makes the active readers who can deepen their comprehension of the text. Here's a quick video of my pre reading activity for The Little Red Hen.

  Modeling: Take a Minute and Do Some PreReading
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Connecting To the Text - Compare Two Stories (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 4: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT compare & contrast 2 versions of the same story by different authors.

Big Idea: How do these stories compare and can you connect to the ideas?

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English / Language Arts, Reading, compare-and-contrast, 2nd Grade, Connecting, Little Red Hen, Venn diagram, versions of a story, Mañana Iguana
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