From the 5th grade standards you could discuss how the author presents the events in her life. You can discuss chronological order.
5) TIMELINES/TEXT FEATURES:
Take some time to read the timeline at the end of the biography. Discuss how this text feature is used in the biography, what is it’s purpose, what can you learn, etc.
6) FAMOUS QUOTES:
Discuss how one device biographies often use is quotes from that person. You can take a look at some of Audrey Hepburn’s favorite quotes and have students write responses.
Click here for Audrey Hepburn quotes.
This week I’m gearing up to talk about some of my favorite biographies!!
To name a few……….
Pretty, isn’t it?
Okay y’all, this is going to be long, but visualization is one of my favorite topics!!! Bear with me, and you might get some inspiration for helping your students practicing their visualizing.
Over the years I have introduced visualizing in many ways, and I’ve tried many exercises to sharpen the mind’s eye.
There is a time and a place for using a picture book to teach visualizing, but I really love working on visualizing with portions of novels. I love using a section of a novel to help peak student interest in that direction.
So, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an old classic, some of your students may have read it, and some may have seen the movie.
At first, I was apprehensive to use this book for visualizing, because I knew many students had seen the movie and I figure they might be visualizing what they remember from the movie….Then, the more I thought about it, I became okay with the idea.
So, the goal is for them to hear/read words and then see it in their mind. Even if their mental images look like the movie, they are still using the skill. AND, for students that struggle to visualize, picturing the movie actually scaffolds them into practicing the skill.
I wanted to spend some time this week showcasing some of my favorite books to use during the first few weeks of school. While I used these in 5th, I feel that these books could be appropriate in grades 4-6. These are books I’ve used many times to introduce specific reading strategies.
These are all a good double-punch, because they are amazing for teaching foundational reading strategies, but they also hook students into great literature and help students become interested in various authors and titles.
So, here are the titles I love, and then I’ll tell you a bit more detail about just one of them today…
(A) establish purposes for reading selected texts based upon own or others’ desired outcome to enhance comprehension;
(B) ask literal, interpretive, evaluative, and universal questions of text;
I can’t wait to share more on the other books with you this week!
Hey y’all! I’d been toying with the idea of making a return to blogging for a few weeks, and came to look at my own blog for the first time in about three years. I’m shocked to see anyone is giving it page views, let alone still following it. So, thanks for not removing me! Here’s what’s going on…
Where have I been for the last few years?
Pregnant. That’s where I’ve been. Pregnant and back a couple times, and I have two young daughters to show for it. I was a working mom for two years, but now I’m home full time. This fall is my first time in many years to not be setting up a new classroom! I miss school terribly. But, as my friend Kim told me, “You haven’t stopped teaching, you just have different students.” And aren’t my pupils cute? I love spending my days teaching these two…