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Quality Reading Time Doesn’t Just Happen!
The Common Core educational standards set very clear comprehension goals for young readers. Practickle’s reading guides are designed to help learners reach these educational goals through quality reading lessons that are ready for teachers to use.
The Practickle experience is flexible and may be customized for readers aged three through seven. From preschool and kindergarten through first and second grade, you will find that the books and reading guides provide value for pre-readers, beginning readers and emerging readers.
The “Three Readings” method:
Each of Practickle’s reading guides has single focus:
The guide for each First Reading is scripted page by page, using the visual information in the illustrations and photographs to activate the prior knowledge of the listener and to make inferences about the story elements or informational text.
The guide for each Second Reading is scripted page by page, focusing on the text and vocabulary (including multi-meaning words, new words, and figurative language). The guide provides child-friendly definitions of the new and unique words that an author uses. The questions focus on clarifying the inferences made during the First Reading and understanding the information in the text.
The guide for each Third Reading focuses on analyzing the story or informational text as a whole. There are big idea questions relating to story and text elements. These Discussion and Activity Options include: retelling strategies, analysis of story elements or text features. These options are at DoK Levels 2, 3, and 4. You will, also, find ideas for Literacy Centers or Writing Workshops. . These activities are designed to meet English Language Arts Reading and Writing standards.
The Third Reading contains activities designed to build the vocabulary of the listener using the words highlighted in the Second Reading.
The guides cover most of the Common Core English Language Arts Literature and Informational Text Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 2.
In addition to addressing the Common Core Standards, each Practickle guide is a direct, explicit instructional plan to facilitate practice of one of the Reading Comprehension Best Practices.