The tooth fairy doesn’t visit everyone? First graders learned that there are many different traditions for lost teeth as they listened to Throw Your Tooth on the Roof!
This text served as the introduction to our study of life around the world. At the same time, students began learning about taking notes on nonfiction text. They also practiced a key comprehension strategy: comparing and contrasting new information. When readers take the time to think about and process new information, they are more likely to understand and remember it. Here’s what that process looked like in Room 123:
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