Dragon Was Terrible, and I mean really terrible. He threw sand, stomped on flowers, and spit on cupcakes (who does that?). The king, knights, and ordinary townsfolk were unsuccessful in stopping the beast. A clever boy with a compelling story ended up saving the day and taming the dragon once and for all. I can’t help but think of how we sometimes win over our most difficult students with a powerfully good read-aloud.
Possible Strategy Instruction:
- C: Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm.
- C: Summarize text; include sequence of main events.
- C: Check for understanding.
- A: Use the pictures . . . Do the words and the pictures match?
- A: Cross checking . . . Do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
- F: Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text.
- F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.).
- E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.
- E: Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning.