Get students actively reading and utilizing comprehension strategies while integrating writing! My Thinking Boxes© make it easy. Just print and teach! This product uses the book 'Blizzard' by John Rocco which is a wonderful winter-themed read. As you read aloud, you stop along the way asking students to apply different comprehension strategies in the boxes. Each box gives you the opportunity for some quick collaborative conversation to building thinking skills. Students are actively thinking, writing, sharing and building knowledge together the whole time! This is a research-based, brain friendly strategy I've written about in many of my professional books.
Winter FUN while working on important skills/strategies and building divergent thinking!
The product includes directions (with the questions to ask and the background to give students (I give you language to briefly explain each comprehension strategy and why it is important), the Thinking Boxes© printable for Blizzard (color & black and white), a completed student sample, Tips for using Thinking Boxes© to best effect, how Thinking Boxes can be used to meet ELA standards, and a blank Thinking Boxes© template.
These Thinking Boxes© include the following comprehension skills:
1. Connecting to the character
2. Generating questions
5. Identifying Theme
There is also a Facebook Live broadcast here where I demonstrate using Thinking Boxes© with the book. Facebook Live Thinking Boxes
Watch for other Thinking Boxes© products coming soon!
There are currently 2 other Thinking Boxes products in my TPT store:
Thinking Boxes for Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Thinking Boxes for “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” by Oliver Jeffers
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