The texts chosen this week would drive my instruction for the next two weeks and therefore I made sure that they varied on the literacy matrix, were relevant to the topic, as well as their developmental levels.
Starting with a KWL chart and a Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light activity, I was able to assess both what the students already knew about frogs, as well as what their interests were within the subject.
The next step to ensuring I created a literate environment for Kailyn, Jenna, and Bryn involved planning a lesson that involved them having the opportunity to think critically about a text and then respond to it.
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