Ideas Worth Remembering--Part 2

Sometimes we grow our reading muscles in deeper and wider ways when we give a text a second read.

FOR ANOTHER GO AFTER A READ ALOUD, TRY THIS:

If you’ve shared a short text, such as a picture book, during read aloud and you want kiddos to give it another read OR kiddos have an interest in giving it another go, that’s a perfect time for students to use a note catcher or anchor chart to hold their thinking. Here’s one way to go about it:

  1. Read aloud a short text.

  2. Give students an opportunity to read the book a second time (the same day or following day)—either in small groups or individually.

  3. While students read or directly after, ask them to hold their thinking, capturing big ideas in ways that make sense to them.

  4. Using words, phrases, sentences, and pictures…

    • What do you already know about the topic or ideas featured in the text?

    • What are some ideas worth remembering?

Reading about the inventor of Crayola Crayons leads to exciting new knowledge!

Reading about the inventor of Crayola Crayons leads to exciting new knowledge!