Our target comprehension skills are: elements of plot and sequencing events.
Fluency: SMOOTHNESS. students practice using a technique we call, “swoop-swoop” reading. They “swoop” together 4-5 word phrases and pause at the end of sentences, as opposed to the end of the line of text. This eliminates the “chop-chop” reading that sometimes happens when students read word for word.
Scholastic News: Our current events stories are so interesting: record-breakers, hurricane hunters and an article on the value of teaching/learning cursive! As students read these articles we discuss important non-fiction text features. Students read through articles to identify main ideas and supporting details as they use various graphic organizers.