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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of January 24th

posted Jan 25, 2016, 5:19 AM by Courtney Richardson

Discussing Informational Texts 

After students read for about 10 – 12 minutes, use your anecdotal notes to select a teaching point. For emergent and early readers, you will often demonstrate a strategic action for problem-solving words. Your teaching point might be to reread and think what makes sense or break the word into parts. You should also spend a few minutes discussing the story. You might do a shared retelling or lead a short but genuine discussion about the book. In this video I help these transitional readers use the key words they recorded during read to discuss important facts about honeybees.  I also demonstrate the vocabulary strategy of using text clues to figure out an unknown word.