Guided Reading, Third Grade Session 2 with the informational text, Amazing Salamanders
This lesson begins with a discussion of strategies the readers used during the first session with the book. The students are encouraged to explain their thinking fully to the group by noting what in the text supports their thinking.
Session 2 includes reading and discussing Chapters 2 & 3. Students work to integrate running text and photographs and other graphics to fully understand the key concepts.They use the headings to support understanding big ideas. They are also encouraged to justify thinking by noting what in the text supported their ideas.
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Debra Crouch works nationally as an independent literacy consultant, collaborating with districts and schools in designing professional learning opportunities. Her work empowers teachers, principals, and coaches to envision instructional decisions that matter for children—decisions about processes for learning that unfold over time, across texts and among practices. She actively shares her thinking and practices through long-term professional learning opportunities with districts across the country serving children from diverse backgrounds, languages, and socioeconomic needs.