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Cut these apart and have the children choose one to complete for independent practice.



1. Take a picture walk and write a prediction for the book. Use a super
     sized sentence.


2. Take a picture walk with a friend and share what you think will
     happen in the story.


3. As you read the story, write down three questions you have.


4. Where in the story did you have to infer?


5. Use sticky notes under any word you have trouble with. After you
     read the story, look up the words in the dictionary.


6. Write a paragraph about the story using your five senses.
     (sight, smell, sound, touch, taste)


7. Write a paragraph about how this story connects to your life.


8. Write a short summary of the story. Be sure to use a beginning,a
     middle and an end.