One of the methods used to help students better comprehend texts is to show them how to generate "I Wonder" questions about the book they are reading. These questions, and the answers the students try to predict, are a powerful tool in helping early readers think beyond the words on the page.
This lesson plan uses the classic book "Officer Buckle and Gloria" to model generating "I Wonder" statements in conjunction with the text. The teacher models questions about the text and lets the students see if they can predict the answers. Of course, the students are also encouraged to come up with their own questions as well.
This lesson plan includes a step-by-step procedure for the lesson. All you need is a copy of "Officer Buckle and Gloria" and you are all set. Although designed for small groups, this lesson will work for whole group instruction as well with a little tweaking.
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