Students will respond to literal questions about key details in the story: WH questions (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How) regarding information in the text and illustrations.
Students will make inferences guided by teacher comments and questions.
Students will attend to the author’s word choice and contextual vocabulary strategies to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Read each page with students. Ask literal and inferential questions to help students understand the story and make inferences based on the text and illustrations. Model contextual vocabulary strategies.