Thursday, March 30, 2017

Books Introductions: Take 2

Book Introductions are so important. Here is another way of introducing a book for small group instruction combining reading, vocabulary, and a little word study, too.
 I've talked about book introductions in past blog posts.  My first post was 4 Book Introductions You Don't Want to Miss gave 4 ideas for introducing a book. Too often we skip the introduction and jump into vocabulary and reading, but the introduction sets the stage.

Here's another book introduction that combines the introduction with the vocabulary (and adds in a little bit of word study for good measure).
Book Introductions are so important. Here is another way of introducing a book for small group instruction combining reading, vocabulary, and a little word study, too.
You've "met" Mallory before. She was my model for the CVC practice in action "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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