With all of the challenges in our world, it is more important than ever that children (and adults) pause to recognize, honor, and thank our veterans for their service to our country. If we ask many children what Veterans Day means, I suspect many would be unsure what a veteran is.
Last year, I decided to create a partner script to address fluency, comprehension, and writing as well as teach my students what Veterans day means. Time is critical in the school day, so combining content information with reading skills is more important than ever.
With this set, students brainstorm what they can do on Veterans day, explain what it’s about, and think about what’s important to remember. They learn key vocabulary before and during reading, and they practice building fluency by repeated readings. Once they’ve completed the reading, discussion cards are included for group discussion or for use in pairs. Partners also practice close reading strategies by going back to the text to find text evidence for the question response page. Finally, students can summarize their learning or use the stationary to thank a veteran they know.
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