This is a small group activity for 4th graders. The theme is wolves with a focus on comprehension strategies using online text and regular text. The first objective is to use “new literacies” in order to promote strategic processing and meta cognition. The second objective is for students to be able to use predictions to make connections. The third objective is for students to use cuing systems and context cues to determine the meanings of words. The final objective is for students to comprehend the text in a small-group discussion.will be an arrangement of three texts being used for this lesson. first text is called Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary (1998)The next one is an online text, which is an information text, entitled, Gray Wolves, from The National Geographic for Kids website. The final text being used is called, Runt, by Marion Dane Bauer (2004).
In this lessons students play an introductory game of What am I? Create a KWL chart, reading different texts, and checking for comprehension.