Next week, I'll strive for use a mostly grade level text about habitats. I'll use this process:
- Students will take a few minutes to apply the 5 p's with independent preview.
- We'll review their work together and decide on a class reading plan.
- Students will read the text with partners or small groups. Some small groups will be led by teachers, and others will be independent.
- I'll review completed work and offer a challenge vocabulary activity to strengthen understanding.
Week by week I'll continue this process as I work to develop students' close reading and reading response. I look forward to reading more articles on the topic.