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Kerri Stith

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The Day You Begin - Read Aloud Activity

1. Click to answer the questions BEFORE you listen to the story online. 2. Click choose a font that your teacher can read to answer the two questions. What do you think this book will be about? and Why do you think I selected this book to read to you today? 3. Click to record your thinking(this is where you can add even more than what you wrote) 3. Click on page two and listen to the Read Aloud 4. Click and page 3 and click to add your answer to the following question: Were your predictions correct to the question: What do you think this book will be about? Use a detail from the story to prove or disprove your answer. 5. Click and record what you liked about this book and how can you use it in the classroom or at home.

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, Reading, English Language Arts, Social Emotional Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Original Activity by Lisa Melashenko Discussion Questions from the Unleashing Readers Website: What is one way that you feel very different than most people around you? How could people support you? How could you support others who feel different? What examples of people’s differences did Woodson highlight in the story? What was the mood for the first large portion of the text? What is the theme of the book? Why do you think the author felt compelled to write this book? Why are differences important in our community? Nation? Classroom?