You're soooo close! We're almost there. You've worked hard; your students (most of them anyway) have worked hard. Now we're just kind of biding our time until test day.
I wanted to do something nice for you and thought the nicest thing would be to provide a lesson- ready made- just waiting for you to print and teach.
Last week, we worked with The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. (Full text here) It is a picture book written at a 4th grade reading level. Now, if you've been a curly friend for long, you know I love a picture book at any grade level, so don't let that stop you.
Before reading, I chose key words and phrases and students completed a Probable Passage. This link to the strategy shows snazzy manipulatives. I, on the other hand, Googled for a Probable Passage graphic organizer and we completed it that way. My key words:
- blue misty mountains
- never smiled
The next day, we folded paper and completed a Cube It activity for the story.
You can download the questions here.
There you have it ladies and gentlemen- 1 1/2 to 2 hours of reading instruction ready and waiting at your fingertips!