Making books like “The Tiger Rising” matter
So often we break reading up into its small components like fluency and context clues–especially for our lower readers–and we don’t give them enough time to just immerse themselves in wonderful stories. I’ve always said, if a child is reading at a “Henry and Mudge” level, they still MUST be exposed to rich, sophisticated literature or they will never learn how to read it and think about it. Our read aloud texts are the perfect way to do this.
|I even invested in a set of 25 so we could use the text later in the year to “dig deeper” and go hunt for evidence! We ended up talking about this book and the characters ALL year.|