After coming back from break, all is generally forgotten. So, we wanted to review the very important reading strategies of questioning and visualizing, while also beginning to teach the strategy of summarizing. We used poetry to work with these strategies for about a week.
After four days of modeling and guided practice, we wanted to see what students were able to do on their own. We read a poem together and the students showed us what they could do in their notebooks. We then took this information plus our guided reading information to report student progress on these strategies to parents.
Hopefully this helps you encourage these very important reading strategies in your young readers. You can purchase these resources at my TPT store. And now I will leave you with a few thoughts from our third graders after reading this poem.