I'm linking up with two of my favorite girls Holly for Tried it Tuesday and Jivey for Workshop Wednesday! Both of these teachers have such great ideas to share so be sure to check them out!
I'm so glad I remembered this lesson (I forgot about it last year)! I TRIED it a couple of years ago and it was definitely a SUCCESS! I created this lesson a couple of years ago when I was a reading intervention teacher. I had to create fun and engaging lessons because I pulled students during the day for an extra 45 minute reading block, so I wanted them to get excited about reading and coming to see me!
Last week I interviewed my students individually using my Reading Interest Inventory
and learned a lot about my students as readers. This week I met with them as groups for the first time and I wanted it to be fun, yet give me some insight on their reading comprehension too.
I present to you...
I used a picture book for a mentor text for their first guided reading group lesson. I had all these Starbursts in a bag so they couldn't see them. Each student was able to pull a Starburst from the bag two times. When a color repeated they had to add on or say something different from the previous student, which showed me which ones were good listeners. Of course, I told them they'd have to work for that Starburst, so I did my "teacher" probing when they gave me answers I thought could be stretched. The questions require them to be thoughtful, but the candy makes it a little less threatening!
Want to try this in your reading groups?
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This will be part of a larger unit soon to come!
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