"Is it to entertain? To persuade? To explain? To describe? Why did the author write this?" If this sounds familiar to you, than you know how hard it can be to try and teach higher order reading skills to young children. I recommend that you try to make the task visual, engaging, and scaffolded; and that's why I have created this presentation! It is designed to engage students in a different way, focusing their attention on the acquisition of the reading skill in a way that is at first directed, then scaffolded, and finally independent. You will discover that your instruction improves, your time management improves, and the amount of out of class prep work is decreased significantly. The students win, and you win too! Give it a try.