Create a "crime scene" in the classroom, complete with caution tape, and the students use the clues to infer what took place. Then relate it to reading. Start by using a children's book, then a short story, then a grade level text.
Comparing The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs- This folktale unit was created for use with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and a more traditional retelling of The Three Little Pigs. It contains twelve comprehension strips with recording sheets, a compare and contrast writing activity with a graphic organizer, a summary writing activity for The Three Little Pigs, and creative writing prompts. $ #folktales #commoncore
Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!