This quote is one that really stuck in my mind while reading this chapter.
Asking students if things make sense is so important for them to be able to comprehend the story. I'm thinking I might print this slide out and put it in my guided reading notebook. (In fact I'll probably print all these slides out for that purpose.)
Here's the gist of what you do during a two day lesson that last about 20 minutes each day.
The first day:
Day 2 begins much like day 1 with sight word review, reading and prompting and teaching a strategy. This part needs to only last about 10 minutes. The bulk of this lesson should be guided writing.
I want to leave you with this quote from Richardson.
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