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Old 08-12-2010, 05:59 AM
 
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on this thread a reading contract I adapted from another teacher. There are other items on edhelper.com (subscription site). I got several things just by googling and searching.


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I would like to begin the school year by reading this book. Does anyone have any units, activities, or lessons that they use with their class? Thanks!
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Hi,
If you are a memeber to abcteach.com they have a lot of reading comprehension questions and activities for many books. Try it!
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:21 AM
 
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I begin the year with this wonderful story too.

It lends itself so much to making connections. I model how I can relate to exactly how Peter feels when Fudge__________(fill in the blank there are so many because I had a little sister a lot like Fudge. Since the book is filled with common family situations, kids can relate well.

Then students share their connections throughout the book.

We track our thoughts on sticky notes and discuss how making these connections help us understand the story better.

Good readers make connections is our first strategy lesson.
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Do you have a list of strategies per book? Or is it an everyday lesson thing ...I really like
Good readers make connections for the first one....


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Tales....strategy lessons
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to Mrs.Q307-
We use making connections throughout the whole book so that each day we read one chapter-I'm reading aloud while students have individual copies to read along with or just listen to me-and we focus on connections. I model some of mine as we go and students are expected to stop and think about their own connections.

We also stop occasionally to jot a note on stickies-students bring a pad with them to the carpet and then we turn & talk to share and then share out to the class.

The book is so relatable that we use this as our anchor lesson for making connections. Not to say more indirect strategy teaching doesn't go with this too-we also may predict what will happen or infer based on clues too...
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