The students begin the lesson by revisiting their collaboration goals. The lesson with Salamander Surprise starts with a quick noticing of the table of contents to anticipate the storyline. Students silently read the first two pages of Chapter 1 to begin thinking about what is revealed through what characters say, do, and think. Students continue to note what in the text supports their ideas. Students read Chapters 2-4 independently away from the group to prepare for the following day’s session.
Guided Reading, Third Grade Session 1 with the fiction text, The Salamander Surprise