I'm Special Books In response to reading books on the “I’m Special” theme, students create their own books and share them with the class.
Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension Students gain a deeper understanding of a text when they make authentic connections. Starting with a read-aloud of Big Mama’s by Donald Crews, the instructor introduces and models the strategy of making connections. Read-alouds of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant are followed by activities that help students learn to identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections and apply them when responding to texts. After sharing and discussing connections in a Think-Pair-Share activity, students plan and write a piece describing a personal connection with one of the texts.
No, David! Activities for this book include relating David's experiences to students' experiences.
E/B: Listen to stories read aloud and respond to comprehension questions by using nonverbal communication or one-or-two word responses. E/B: Respond to meaning and sequence of stories from a variety of sources through pictures and key spoken words or phrases when prompted; D: Respond orally to stories from a variety of sources with simple sentences; E: Respond to stories from a variety of sources by speaking or writing with simple sentences. E/B: Identify the title of a book through visual support; D: Identify and restate the title and author of a book; E: Identify and restate the title, author, and characters of a book. E/B: Convey understanding of basic facts through gesturing (i.e. pointing to pictorial representations), using key words orally, and possibly spoken words and phrases; D: Summarize understanding of basic facts with key spoken phrases or sentences when prompted; E: Summarize plot sequence and main idea with simple sentences and with limited support. primarygames Listen to a video about polar bears and retell events.