The Lazy Days of Summer

Posted by Teresa M. on Jun 23, 2015 2:33:07 AM

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Through exploration, students can learn at their own pace and discover new ideas and concepts. Summer no longer needs to be lazy. It can be filled with adventure as you travel through the pages of a book. Spend time this summer enjoying and exploring various literary genres.

Examples from Big Universe:

Fiction (Fantasy, historical, sci-fi, realistic, mystery)

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 12.22.21 PMMartha C. Reith (author), Steve Ruttner (illustrator) ISBN: 15963903527 Remedia Publications

From the publisher, "Join Sam Sherlock and his dog Watson in their exciting adventures as they solve the mysteries! Each story offers an opportunity for even the most reluctant readers to sharpen their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills as they investigate each case and follow the clues to their logical conclusion."

Non-fiction (Informational texts)

From the publisher, "Because of strong herding instincts, Collies often try to round up animals and people. The movie “Lassie Come Home” featured one of these dependable dogs and made Collies popular pets. Young children will discover why Collies are known for their close companionship."


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From the publisher, "Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader."


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Topics: Personal Experiences, Differentiation, Reading Lists, Literacy

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