There are book titles that seem to come together in pairs too. These paired texts are perfect for making comparisons, and in this post, I thought I'd share a collection of titles I'd pair for making comparisons to help make your planning easier for these lessons.
One of the most important skills we can teach our children is to make and confirm predictions. Why? Well, it "keeps their head in the game" I think. Kids who make and confirm predictions are thinking about their reading. This is the beauty of the Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA).
Literacy work stations should begin with what it is you are teaching in order for the station to provide practice that is purposeful. This post gives great tips for making workstations easier.