In 3rd grade, the literacy focus moves away from "learning to read" and toward "reading to learn." In order to use text as a means of learning content, students must have a diverse set of strategies for comprehending what they read. Today we read a story called "Two Days in May," about wild deer who wind up in a city neighborhood. The story connects to our study of rights, as the citizens hold silent protest to protect the deer from being killed by animal control. This is a long story, so the children monitored their comprehension using a trifold paper labeled "Questions," "Connections," and "Summaries." You can probably guess what they were supposed to write in each section. Here are some great examples!
Little people, big minds.