Our students love suspense, especially when the thing that seems scary at first turns out to be completely harmless. In The Woods, a little boy goes into the woods to find his lost stuffed bunny. He meets all sorts of scary creatures and ends up with a bed full of friends.
Possible strategy instruction:
- C: Infer and support with evidence
- C: Check for Understanding
- A: Cross Checking
- F: Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text
- F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody