This week we have been sharpening up our informational reading skills. As we study our books, we have been figuring out how each part should sound, and in the process are discovering that our books tell a story! For example, a book about race cars doesn't teach us about different kinds of race cars or even different places where drivers race. No, No, No! It teaches us what happens in one race. The parts of the book: beginning, middle, and end.
So to read it well, we need to use a story telling voice- showing the FEELING in each of the parts. We have been looking at more and more books and really thinking- which informational books tell stories? and which books have sections like "different kinds of" or "different parts of?"
We know even more about how our books are organized and this is going to help us to think about how to read the book! Check out our new anchor chart in this last unit bend!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.