This week we are going to read some really fun, great books to help us with our retelling. After completing DRA's earlier this month, I noticed an area that we need to work on is comprehension. This week, we will start off by doing some whole group instruction and repetitive retelling for practice. Comprehension is a large part of reading, especially as they continue to grow into stronger readers (reading longer books).
The first few days, we will talk about what is in a story and chart on the board (who-characters, what-plot, where-setting, how did it end?) and then eventually chart answers to all those questions. The books we are going to read are: Bad Case of the Stripes, A Chair for My Mother, Amazing Grace and Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock. I will read aloud the books to the kids and then have them listen online to Bad Case of the Stripes. It's a fun online site where actors read aloud stories. It's under my links page if you want to check it out! Just another way to show them how you can read/be read aloud too!