By Leanne Gahan
Mean Jean is The Recess Queen, and nobody is allowed to do anything on the playground until she does. She rules the playground until Katie Sue, a new girl, stands up to her and wins her over with kindness.
Possible strategy instruction:
- C: Check for understanding.
- C: Make a picture or mental image.
- A: Recognize words at sight.
- F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.
- F: Read the text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling.
- F: Reread text.
- E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.