In order to find books that are just right for students, we need to figure out what books are not right! What are the characteristics that make a book too challenging or too easy? This is a great lesson to do at the beginning of the year or anytime you feel your students are abandoning too many books and need some help finding books that are just right for them.
"We ended the week with discussing how reader's have feelings about the characters or events we read. We brainstormed a list of feeling words first, then proceeded to talk about the feelings we had when I read the book "Each Kindness" to them (mentor text) and our read aloud Fish in a Tree." -Erica, Out of This World Literacy Member
How do you teach sequencing in upper elementary? I've broken down my favorite ways to teach students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to sequence fiction and informational text. Includes anchor chart and centers for how to teach sequencing as the foundation of many key reading skills in upper elementary.