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November 14, 2016

A New and Improved Santa: Close Reading & and Summarizing

Do I have a treasure for you! This book is going to become a new favorite for you! I just know it!
Christmas Literacy Freebies from Teacher to the Core- A New and Improved Santa is a great book for Close Reading and  Summarizing (2)
Santa thinks he is old fashioned.
But what happens when Santa makes BIG changes?

Christmas Literacy Freebies from Teacher to the Core- A New and Improved Santa is a great book for Close reading and  Summarizing

Christmas Literacy Freebies from Teacher to the Core- A New and Improved Santa is a great book for Close reading and  Summarizing (3)
That’s right! It’s Mrs. Claus to the rescue.
This book is a delight. It’s a month by month story where Santa makes a major change each month.  Then when it all falls apart, Mrs. Claus only has 1 month to fix it. It’s the perfect book for a Close Reading activity and Summarizing.
Here is the Close Reading Page
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And here is the Summarizing
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Teaching 1st graders to summarize vs retell can be hard.
Enter the "Somebody-Wanted-But-So" Strategy. This strategy works well with anybook that has a problem and solution.

This book's summary might sound like this:  Santa wanted to chnge everything about himself, but nobody liked it so he changed everything back.
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