Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

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Who said there is only one way to cross the finish line? If you are looking for a text worthy of studying author's purpose or close reading, this one is rich with messages such as

  • the benefits of thinking outside the box,
  • not being afraid to be yourself and go your own way,
  • the value of working together, and
  • the power of imagination.

Possible Strategy Instruction:

  • C: Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm.
  • C: Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance. 
  • C: Determine and analyze author's purpose and support with text. 
  • C: Recognize literary elements.
  • A: Cross check.
  • A: Use the pictures . . . Do the words and pictures match?
  • A: Chunk letters and sounds together. 
  • F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.
  • F: Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text.
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing (enviously, assured, precise, peered, intent, contraption, replica). 

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