This month students started reading mysteries, adventures, or action books. Here are our group books:
Some books students picked as their independent books during this unit:
Spin Cams (thanks, David Etkin, for your idea) of independent books and small group books:
This week I read two of my favorite picture books to enjoy and practice inference and visual literacy. I'll use them later during our mystery unit for mood/tone also. I loved the way the kids giggled through I Want My Hat Back and then laughed hysterically at This Is Not My Hat.
After we finished, we had a discussion and then fill out the activity sheet: