In this informational text, vivid descriptions written in the first person convey the experience of diverse settings using similes, personification, onomatopoeia, descriptive verbs, and sensory language. Students imagine caving, being in a thunderstorm, surfing, mountain climbing, walking through a rain forest, deep-sea diving, hurrying along a busy city street, and skydiving.
Word Pictures comes from the Grade 2 Small-Group Resources kit but can be used by any students at a Level M instructional reading level.
Use this book to teach and reinforce essential literacy skills using the built-in teaching panels in the Take & Teach Book. Skills covered in this book include:
After reading, bridge reading and writing using the Partner Talk and Going Solo activities at the end of the book, which help students transition from reading the model text to talking with a partner about their topic to writing about their topic with the help of a graphic organizer designed for descriptive informational texts.
The downloadable Take & Teach Lesson includes additional support for English learners, decoding and word analysis strategies, mini-lessons on text structure and text evidence, and five follow-up activities that support understanding text, speaking & listening, vocabulary & language, research, and writing.
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JillE Literacy was created by educator, author, and international literacy consultant Jill Eggleton, QSO. Since her earliest days as a classroom teacher in New Zealand, Jill has known that there is no room for struggle, pain, or boredom in reading.
Teachers need books that work as hard as they do. Today’s teachers have more demands on their time than ever. JillE Literacy lets teachers spend less time planning and more time teaching.
Engagement is key. There is no room for struggle, pain, or boredom in reading. To engage young readers, teachers need books and poems that spark emotion, imagination, critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity.
Foundational literacy skills need to be explicitly and systematically taught. You cannot read if you can’t decode accurately. However, you cannot learn to read by just learning to decode. JillE Literacy embeds explicit instruction and repeated practice in foundational literacy skills throughout every text, uniquely using highly engaging books and poems rather than the usual dull, decodable texts.
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