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Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner

Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Writing Extension for "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner
Product Description
As a Reading Specialist, I find the how-to book "How to Read a Story" by Kate Messner a perfect way to start my small group instruction in the fall. In a delightful and engaging way Kate Messner depicts the necessary steps in the process of utilizing book elements, characters, and strategies to extract meaning and enjoyment from stories. This book becomes a continual “anchor” chart for my students throughout the year.

I introduce the book as a shared reading utilizing before, during, and after reading strategies and discussions. Then students choose one of the steps to personalize and make a text-to-self connection in written form.

The extension activity includes:
• Explanation of a story/written extension
• How to conduct a shared reading
• Writing extension directions
• *Writing pages with the numbered steps from the book
• Pages are in the “classic” black and white design so student
drawings are not overshadowed.
• Lined writing paper, which has been developed to help support
letter placement. The red line helps distinguish the baseline
and the gray shaded area supports recognition of “tail letter”
placement.
• Bookmarks with the steps to reading a book

*PLEASE NOTE: Steps 8 and 10 of Kate Messner’s book have been revised to reflect the strategic actions students are taught during small group intervention in Reading Services. (I think you will like the changes!) We talk in small group about why these changes are important.

I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine did.

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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