We worked on making inferences which is using what the story says, what I know, and looking at the pictures to figure out things are aren't completely explained in the story. This is a chart we made as we read three mini stories. I modeled the first one, the students and I talked through the second story with the students, and then the students talked to their partner for the third story and agreed what we should write in each column.
We've been working on using our five senses to identify sensory details in stories and poems. We read the poem Christmas Presents. Then we charted the sensory details the author used to help us create a mental picture. We also acted out the poem.
We read Christmas Angel in the Clifford's Puppy Days series. As a class, we created a story map that included the main characters, setting, and key events from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.