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.