To help develop independent readers, we need to make sure our students are able to identify books they can read independently. Teaching students to pick "just right" books helps them develop reading fluency by reading books at their level.
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
Engage students in reading before they even start! Students prepare for reading a nonfiction text by looking at the pictures in the book and answering a series of questions that get them thinking about what they already know about the topic.