I recently had the pleasure of watching my reading coach, Mrs. Raffo, teach my students about schema. She taught a phenomenal lesson using a graphic organizer and a nonfiction book about pumpkins. The students and I were truly amazed by her talent!
Fast forward to today when I had the opportunity to use this same graphic organizer with my students while reading a story about prairie dogs from our reading series. (2nd Grade Wonders Reading Series-Unit 2, Week 3) Every student was thoroughly engaged while searching for text evidence. I loved it! I emphasized that we ONLY had to use complete sentences while writing our "Burning Questions."
*** I promise I really do have better handwriting than this! Although it was an engaging lesson, I was in a bit of a time crunch because the students were not in school yesterday. Too much to teach and not enough time!
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My reading coach had a great idea to place this graphic organizer in a weekly literacy center. Add a piece of informational text each week and you're all set!