I never thought I would say this:
I always thought:
Informational books are called stories
Informational books have story elements like characters, problems, solutions.
Fiction books can be read in sections. In other words, you can read the beginning, ignore the middle, and pick up by the end.
Written retelling is a HUGE skill! These are some observations based on my first mini-lesson:
- Teach the kids to truly address THAT particular prompt. After I read the prompt word by word, we discussed as a class what a retelling is. They were talking about everything, except a true sense of the story.
- Teach the kids the meaning of the word prompt.
- Teach the kids to determine importance when retelling. There are some details in every story that are not crucial.
We have also been working on ordering numbers:
Different ways to make a ten:
All these activities are included in My Apple a Day! Math stations for firs grade, they are perfect for the first months of first grade. You can click on the picture to get this product from my store
I have also translated it into Spanish for those immersion and dual language classrooms. Click on the picture to check it from my TpT store.
I will see you all again next week to show you what we have done for Apple Day! Have a blessed and productive week!!