Activity Based on "The Ravine" by Graham Salisbury
As most teachers know, often it is difficult to just dive into a story and get students to "buy in" as well as immediately comprehend what is being read. This activity will help you with ALL THE ABOVE!
In this activity you will preface reading with a Word Splash activity to help introduce vocabulary and terms from the story as well as allow students to make effective inferences and predictions as to what the story will be about.
This activity will also assist students in the comprehension process though a drawing activity that leads into a written summary.
Sometimes a story and the hope for student buy in just isn't enough! We need to be great at leading, inspiring, and helping our students through a text in order to teach effective learning and reading strategies.
Good luck and I hope both you and your students enjoy this product!
•Activity Based on "The Ravine" by Graham Salisbury (available online via THIS LINK
and in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections 6 textbook.