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Reading nonfiction text can be a good way for learners to make text-to-life connections. They brainstorm what they know about parrots, locate and explain nonfiction text features found in their book, then read the first chapter of A Rainbow of Parrots. They summarize what has been read, read an assigned portion of the book independently, and then participate in a discussion of the content of their daily reading. This lesson spans four days.
Students explore polar bears. In this biology and guided reading lesson, students take a picture walk through the book Polar Babies and discuss what they can learn about polar bears by looking at the illustrations. Students independently read the book, then locate punctuation marks (particularly exclamation marks) and discuss what these marks signal. Students read the book orally and practice fluent reading by using the punctuation marks.
Explore story analysis by reading a children's story in class. Youngsters will read the story Biscuit Wants to Play and consider the conflict and resolution of the plot with basic reading comprehension and prediction questions. Extend the activity with a writing assignment focusing on making a personal connection.