Our district uses the Treasures Reading Series for the reading curriculum. This week we are reading Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea. (Gotta love Cynthia Rylant!) The comprehension strategy for the story this week is story structure. We are talking lots about the beginning, middle, and end of a story. It is so important that the reader stops throughout the story to check for understanding. Therefore, I have done lots of modeling of this strategy so far. Anchor charts are great when working with the whole group, but students should eventually gain independence while reading.
We have this story structure chart in our practice books, but they haven't came in yet. I created this one you can download for free. Click the picture to download it. Enjoy!