Thursday, March 23, 2017

Queen of the Falls

 In sixth grade library we read Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg. This is a fascinating read of Annie Edson Taylor's daring determination. Before reading this story I began with some guided inquiry. Each student had two photographs of Ms. Taylor. I gave them a few minutes to write down any thing they wondered about these two photos. This was a great introductory to the book. This guided inquiry before the reading provides the students with some background, helps them make connections, and increases their engagement.  This activity also helped look for and see small details.

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