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.|
More about narrative writing…
I also use this book as the mentor text for our narrative writing unit. Check out some of the engaging, standards-based resources I use to teach narrative writing along the way. Click the image below or RIGHT HERE to see this bundle of 4 different resources meant to help you teach narrative writing! Interested in reading a few blog posts about what I do? Here’s one of my favorites. Or for a second one, just CLICK HERE!