Previewing Stories

2 May

Many ways but here’s a few to start:

1. Picture walk around the room to preview illustrations and try to guess the storyline.

2. Read the title then make it into a question. Read the intro/summary. What seem to be the main points?

3. “I wonder”-wall. Develop a list of questions based on the story as you are reading. As you are reading, also cross off stuff that you have an answer to.

4. Pose a question that relates to students’ personal experience with something that happens in the story.

5. Give them a topic on a large sheet of paper and students come up with questions that might be answered in that story:  Big Poster says NEW SHOES, post-its might say “Reason for buying new shoes”, “kinds of shoes”, “Things people do while wearing shoes”



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