Through this reading activity, students practice making inferences and identifying story elements such as setting, plot and characterization. Good readers recognize different story elements and use them to retell stories and figure out the messages.
Reading Strategy 9: Identify and interpret literary elements in different genres.
Reading Strategy 11: Make inferences and draw conclusions.
Reading Strategy 12: Reflect and respond.
(1) Divide the text into four parts.
(2) Introduce students to the difference between thought bubbles and talking bubbles.
(3) Read the first section of the story to the students and discuss the events to that point. Talk about how the character might feel and what they might be thinking.
(4) Have students illustrate this section of text and use thinking and or talking bubbles to record the character’s thoughts.
(5) Repeat with the remaining sections of text.
- 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
- 10 idées écolos pour sauver ma planète
- Egg Drop
- Le Zloukch
- Quatre petits coins de rien du tout
- Salmon Creek
- Special Delivery
- Who Is the Forest For?
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