How to Teach a Slug to Read By Susan Pearson


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How to Teach a Slug to Read is an amusing and charming book that children will enjoy, but the message is really for the grownups in their lives. It's a manual of sorts, which can be easily transferred to raise readers of our own.

It would be a perfect read aloud during Open House or Curriculum Night. If used in the classroom, it would be a great lesson on building stamina and working towards a goal.

Possible Strategy Instruction:

  • C: Use prior knowledge to connect with text (personal, or text to text...the clever illustrations show twists on familiar children's books)
  • A: Use beginning sounds and ending sounds
  • F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc)
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in my speaking and writing

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