While working with the comprehension strategy of Predict and Confirm, Gail weaves in the processing strategy of Turn and Talk. Engaging all students in a whole group lesson can be difficult. At times it feels like the teacher is holding the conversation and learning with the one student who raises their hand the fastest and is called on most often.
Turn and talk, moves students from being passive receivers of information to active constructors of meaning. Gail involves them in thinking about reading rather than just "doing" reading or listening to reading. This process encourages students to actively think about what they have learned and leads them to be more deeply engaged in making sense from print, or in the case of this story, pictures.
Watch the engagement and excitement increase as the story progresses.