Unit 1 Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story
Session 2: Teaching Point - Writer's collect ideas for stories not only finding bits of life or entries that could grow into whole stories, but also by paying attention to the stories they wish existed in the world. Sometimes they get ideas for stories by thinking "How can I write a story for people like me, so we can see ourselves in books?"
Session 4: Retelling and Synthesizing to Cement Comprehension Teaching Point - I want to remind you that readers often look back at their books to cement their comprehension.Today I want to teach you that you can also pause to synthesize. To do this you still retell, but just do that for the part of the book you just read. Then you go back and summarize the earlier parts of the book that relate to just that part.