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This packet contains materials for teaching informational text comprehension to emergent and beginning readers. The book Frogs by Gail Gibbons is meant to be read aloud to the students and many of the activities are meant to be used for guided/”think aloud” instruction, and have notes and suggestions so primary age students can begin to apply higher level thinking skills and comprehension strategies that they will eventually use independently as they read informational text.
The content of this packet covers 3 components of comprehension:
1. The “main idea” lessons go with pages 1-13 of the book. Unfortunately, the pages aren’t numbered-I started with page 1 as the page that begins with “A breeze ripples”…After listening to the book and reading through the “Text Evidence Chart” information, there are 3 main idea worksheets at different reading/thinking levels to provide differentiated practice with your students-detailed instructions are provided on these worksheets.
2. Identifying and locating details-a graphic organizer that has the students predict whether ‘frog statements” are true or false using prior knowledge, and then confirm or reject their predictions based on text evidence, which is recorded on the graphic organizer. For younger students this would probably work well as a group activity done together on chart paper or available projection technology.(Answer Key included)
3. The vocabulary section consists of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words and includes:
• A list of content-related and “generic” vocabulary words found in the book
• 18 word cards (4 per page) with a word and its definition on each of 18 cards
• A directed listening lesson in which the teacher reads a statement using vocabulary words and the students give a thumbs up or down for true/false after thinking about the definition within the context of the sentence.
• A Cloze passage using 10 of the 18 words-teacher judgment should be used to decide if this should be a guided group lesson or completed independently depending on the age and reading level of the students (Answer Key included).
• A page on which the students write and illustrate 6 sentences using the vocabulary words.
I am very excited about using these materials for guided/supported comprehension instruction as we continue to embrace the Common Core State Standards. I hope you find these materials to be useful in your classroom-thank you for your interest!
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Beginning Reader Informational Text Comprehension with "Frogs" by Gail Gibbons
by Amy Bratsos
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