Happy February! Welcome back to our monthly link-up.
Today I'm hear to share a quick idea to use during you guided reading groups. After the first read, I give each student a half laminating sheet to place over the book we are reading. When I want them to find evidence in the text to support an answer, I have them highlight using dry erase markers over those laminating sheets. That way, I can reuse the books. This strategy involves all group member- they all have to find something in the text that supports their thoughts. I can quickly see who is on the right track, or better understand their thoughts by asking why they chose to highlight something.
I also use these if a student wants to chunk, or break up, a word. They might highlight suffixes or other familiar word parts.
I hope you can use this simple idea to help make your guided reading groups more interactive without using all your sticky notes. :)
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