This week as special because we began a new reading unit-on the whole world! First graders will soar to outerspace, swim with sharks, jam with bands, play baseball with the pros, and so much more! They are so excited to discover these new places and things!
We reviewed that when readers start to learn about a new topic they need to remember their "good habit" from the first unit TAKE A SNEAK PEEK! By doing that they will start to learn some information about their topic, as well as begin to generate questions they want to explore! The class got right to work looking at their books. Studying the title, the cover, the photographs, and began to learn some of the text features of non-fiction books!
Take a look at them down below!
Here we are as we launched our second reading unit of study in first grade! We drummed up the start of the new unit with a new anchor chart that will be a tool that we will use to fuel up the hard work they will be doing across the unit as they read nonfiction books to learn, learn, learn! It is still early as first graders, and they will be doing so much growing as readers in every text, not just nonfiction texts, so this unit balances support for nonfiction reading with the support for the reading process.
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.