Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Today, I introduced a new CAFE strategy called "Skip the word and come back." I started with a lesson where I wrote three sentences on the board and hid a word in each sentence. I explained to the class that sometimes we are reading and try our strategies and still have difficulty figuring out the word. We practiced using the context clues from the sentence and took a few guesses as to what the missing word could be. After guessing a few possibilites, I revealed one letter of the word at a time. We discussed which one of our guesses would still work by knowing the first few letters. Below are pictures of the sentences covered up and revealed.