Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stop and Jot

What is stop and jot you might ask....well it is a strategy we have been learning in reading to help us with difficult text.  Today we read Snowflake Bentley (our December Book of the Month).  It is about a man who devoted his life to learning and photographing snowflakes.  Through the text, students are encourage to stop at different parts and think about reflections, questions, or difficult words they may have.  After we are done reading the text we discuss their jots and clarify misunderstandings.  We will be doing this many times throughout the year.  This is also an activity you can do at home with some sticky notes.  STOP and JOT your thoughts.

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