This lesson begins with students rereading Clever Tails to think more about the strategies they use as readers. The fiction text in the pair, The Monkey’s Tail, has the same key concepts as the informational text, Clever Tails, so revisiting those key concepts supports the students to be successful with the upcoming text. The teacher takes a reading record with one student while the other [...]
The lesson offers students an opportunity to revisit, summarize, and extend their thinking about the key concepts of the two paired texts.
The word work lesson supports students to search for and use chunks in words to decode multisyllabic words. The lesson begins with students discussing strategies they use to figure out words. Students then examine several words from the text to look for parts of words they recognize to help decode multi-syllabic words. All the words used were known to students.