Context Clues

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Context clues can be fun! We often come across words that confuse us, and then we do a terrible thing… we skip over them! As good readers, we need to stop, record the WORD, make an INFERENCE based on the CLUES, and then determine the meaning!

 

 

 

Literary Fiction: Plot Chart to Summary

Last week we looked at creating a plot chart from a literary fiction book. As a class we listened to the book, “Thank you Mr. Falker.” We then created a plot chart, and later turned that plot chart in for a summary. Students did this in partners and made a plot chart on their own. Next week, the plot chart will be turned into a summary for a grade. We will come back to this a lot this school year. If you are looking for extra practice, there are lots of great literary (tells a story) fiction books read aloud on http://www.storylineonline.net/photo

 

 

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Please excuse messy handwriting! When I get excited and we get going…. the handwriting is the first to go!