Model and Link how it helped you as a reader. Articulate how the prediction helpsmy comprehension.
(Start reading page one. Be sure to pull out the actual birthday party invitation. Pauseafter reading page one and the invitation on page one). Class, this invitation reminds meof a time I was invited to my best friend Brenda¶s birthday party where I got to stayovernight for the first time, play games with my other girlfriends, and stay up late. Iunderstand after this reading page to all of you that Lucy Goosy is having a birthday party because I made the connection to when I was invited to Brenda¶s party and receiveda similar paper invitation. It really helps me to make connections when I say to myself,³This reminds me of«´ to get my brain thinking of my previous experiences.(Pause after reading page 5). From what I have read so far, I ask myself another questionthat stirs up my previous knowledge, ³Hmmm, interesting, or
´ I can remember when I was having my 10
birthday party and wanting to invite a lot of friends, butwanted to be careful because of how they would act around the farm environment I livedon. Therefore, I have made a text-to-self connection using my past experiences fromLucy Goosy saying how she cannot invite the pig, goat, or dog because I know that noteveryone gets along with one another at school. I can make another text-to-self connection from wanting to invite a lot of friends, but being fearful.As I continue reading the story, start making your own connections to the text in your head and be ready to share your connections with the class.
nvite students to practice what you modeled while you retain control of reading.Prompt students as needed.
(Pause after reading page 6). Class, I want each of you to make a connection to the
wl. You will need to explain why you made a particular connection. Remember thatgood readers look at all the picture clues and listen for any text clues that might help jogour previous knowledge (pointing to my brain). First, think of your connection silentlyin your head. (Allow for about 30 seconds to process). Please take turns sharing your connection with your elbow buddy.(Pause after reading page 22). Class, we are almost done with our book, but before I canfinish reading I want us to make another connection to the
wl when he says,³No one is perfect, you know, even you. If you want my advice, this is what you shoulddo«´ Think about what you know already from listening to me read, the picture clues of the owl, and what he is saying. Remember you can ask yourselves, maybe if I read on«.will happen, or I am surprised by«. (Allow for about 30 seconds for students to process).Please take turns sharing your connection with your elbow buddy. (Allow for 1 minuteof sharing time). Does anyone want to share their connection with the class? (Call on 3-5 students to share their connection. Finish reading the book).Discussion:
iscuss the Process of reading.
iscuss what they noticed about my thinking aloud.
iscuss their think aloud.