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Chapter 1 Teacher Guide and Student Log

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Designed to be used with the first chapter of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, this packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. The "Getting the Gist" reading comprehension strategy, and other routines used throughout the unit, are introduced in this first instructional activity. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals create flash cards with illustrations and meanings of the vocabulary words, and then explain why they feel their illustrations represent the meaning of the words
Classroom Considerations
  • The 21-page packet is the first in a series of 24 resources designed as intervention materials for the special education classroom; however, many of the activities are appropriate for all learners
  • The packet includes scripted plans, a vocabulary list, suggestions for how to access background knowledge and encourage active participation, prediction activities, and worksheets
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