Pre-Reading ideas

How can you introduce a story?

How can you get students to think about the vocabulary they will be attempting in a new book?

Caterpillartag

What do you think this story will be about? What words are the biggest? Why do you think these words are important?

How can you get students to begin to predict what a text will be about?

Wordle or Tagxedo: Upload words from a text that a student will read.  What vocabulary are they beginning to encounter?  What do you predict the story/book will be about?

Here is a Tagxedo of Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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