Here's another book introduction that combines the introduction with the vocabulary (and adds in a little bit of word study for good measure).
"I Don't Know This Word...Now What?" She is such a hard worker and I love working with her. She is just starting a Level D reader. She struggles with reading accuracy and sight word recognition and automaticity, but her comprehension is wonderful.
Step 1: I found four short i words and four short o words from the text.
Step 2: I gave her a sort sheet (I have a stack of these scrap card stock papers, so I use them a lot.)
Step 3: I said a word. She had to decide if it had a short i or short o, then write the word.
Step 4: I gave her an very short introduction and asked her to use the other words to predict what would happen in the story.
Here's a video of the introduction. I know, I know I held the phone the wrong way...ugh!
Of course, this introduction isn't for every book. It just depends on the book, but I loved it and she did, too.
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