Our target comprehension skills are: visualizing, predicting and making connections. Students respond to what they’ve read through oral discussions and journal writing.
Students also analyze and respond to quotes from the story, including:
Vocabulary/Word study: Students identify prefixes and suffixes in vocabulary words and divide them into syllables. We use context clues to better understand the meaning of words. Students also focus on learning any Latin or Greek roots that are in the vocabulary to help better understand the meaning of new words.
Fluency: choral reading, partner reading, listening to the story on CD after we’ve read it aloud or with partners.