Monday, April 14, 2014

Tikki Tikki Tembo

During reading today, we read "Tikki Tikki Tembo". Our reading strategy focus for the day was asking questions before, during, and after reading. Before reading the story, I passed out several different pictures from the story. Students were given the task to ask questions about the page they received. I prompted them to think about what was happening with the characters in the story. They carefully crafted their questions on an index card and turned them in with pride. This was a great way to practice writing asking sentences and to review question starters.  I read a few of the questions before reading the book to give us a purpose for reading.

After reading, I asked the students if their questions were answered. It was exciting to see their faces light up during reading when they discovered the answers to their questions. Much to their surprise, the story answered most of their questions. 

I will definitely use this activity with other texts in the future! Happy Monday!


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