I've talked before about how I've taught it here and here.
This year I did things a little differently, and I feel much more comfortable with the kids command of this skill so far!
We started by do a chart and talking about what we thought it was.
I did add the sentence stems while the kids were working.
After we created our chart, I modeled the skill using one of my readers about Pluto.
After I modeled it, it was their turn!
I spread out a bunch of my NatGeo Readers for them to choose from (and we talked about how they were getting 'easier' books to read because I wanted them to focus on practicing the skill-just like there would be times that they would get harder, more complex reads)
|As the kids returned their books, one of my cuties lined them all up! When she saw there wasn't enough for an 'equal' top row, she did the in between thing-too cute!|
From what I saw, they were doing a great job! We talked about how you write while you read-it's the only way to track you changing thinking effectively!
We'll continue with this for the next few days-and I'll introduce them to how to do it with fiction text-which is a whole 'nother beast!
Smiles and Sunshine,