What would you do if you had a new sibling and everything you once had was being painted PINK? Would you run away? Would you hide your things? Would you be mad or sad?
We had a lot of "I wonders" and recorded them on our worksheets while reading Peter's Chair.
Here are a few examples.
I wonder if they paint the chair pink?
I wonder if the baby likes pink?
I wonder if he'll take the dog?
I wonder why they are painting everything pink?
I wonder if he will go further?
I wonder if someone will find him?
I wonder if he'll take the chair away?
I wonder if they will paint the chair pink?
I wonder if he really wanted to paint it pink?
I wonder if they will paint all of his things pink?
I wonder if he's happy?
Later in the week we reviewed questioning with the book, Jamaica's Find. This is such a great book for this age because it's a story they can all relate to. Finding something and wanting it so badly but knowing it's not yours to keep. Jamaica is left with a tough decision on if she should return the dog or keep it.
We recorded our questions again.
Here are some examples.
I wonder if the dog is hers?
I wonder if she will play with it?
I wonder will she keep it?
I wonder if she's sad?
I wonder if she will give it back?
I wonder if she likes it?
I wonder if she loves the dog?
I wonder if they will play in the playground?
Students have done a great job with questioning before, during, and after reading. Next up we'll be learning, "Readers visualize."