Our target comprehension skills are “Main Idea and Details” Students will summarize Edison’s inventions in the form of a timeline as they read. In a biography, we use dates to help us sequence main events.
Vocabulary: “Shades of meaning:” students explore small differences in meaning between similar words (such as: suspected/believed). Being deliberate and specific in our word choice can clarify meaning and improve the reader’s comprehension.
Fluency: Accuracy: Good readers use context to decide whether the words they read make sense. When a sentence doesn’t sound right, they go back to see if they read the words accurately.
Essential Question: What are the traits of an inventor?