Reading in Mrs. Trant's 2nd Grade
Asking Questions and Making Connections
Reading is Thinking!
- Before reading ~ look at the cover of the book~ ask yourself what you think this book will be about. What made you think that?
- During Reading ~ think about the five W's, who, what, where, when, and why. Ask yourself why the author is telling you some details. Write down some of your questions.
- After Reading ~ did you get answers to all your questions? Do you still have some questions about the story? What else do you want to ask the author if you could?
Before Reading ~Ask yourself
"What clues does the title give me about the story?"
"Is this a real or imaginary story?"
"Why am I reading this?"
"What do I already know about___?"
"What predictions can I make?"
Great links for parents :
During Reading~ Think and Write questions you have about your reading
"What is the main idea?"
"What picture is the author painting in my head?"
"Do I need to reread so that I understand?" (teachervision.com)
After Reading~ Were all of your questions answered? Do you still have some questions?
"What were the main ideas?"
"What connections can I make to the text? How do I feel about it?" (teachervision.com)
Have Fun and Let the Adventures Begin!
Links for book selections~ Some SUPER Ideas at your fingertips!
Making Connections ~ Using your SCHEMA
From the Florida Online Reading Professional Development site: http://forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/strattext.html
Story Mapping (September 2004)
(Developed by Zygouris-Coe, V. & Glass, C., 2004)
Katherine Trant, Second Grade Teacher
I have been a teacher for over 20 years at Dawson Elementary. I have four children and I know life can get busy! Please take some time to sit and read with your child each day. Time is passing quickly, these little people grow up too fast!
Enjoy the adventures books can take you on together!