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Entry Event: Read a Book:
A book can provide visuals and engaging narration that help bring an issue to life. The book Seashore from the DK Nature Explorers series introduces many of the animals, plants, and features of different types of beaches. It also includes ideas for accompanying activities, which could provide inspiration as you plan your Sandy Shores unit!
Step 1: Acquiring the book
If your school has the funds available, purchase 5-6 copies of the book. If this isn't an option, request a copy from your school or community library. Then, make 5-6 copies of select pages (see "Helpful Tips" below).
Step 2: Reading groups
Divide your students up into small groups of 4-5. Ensure that each group has a diversity of reading skill levels. Then, ask each group to choose one page of the book to read together. Students should take turns reading one paragraph aloud at a time. Tell them that they will be sharing what they learn with the whole class, so they should read carefully!
Step 3: Share out
Each group should stand and share what they learned from their page, using pictures from the book as a visual aid. Allow time for the rest of the class to ask questions of each group. (See "Helpful Tips" below for some question ideas to encourage discussion.)
When making copies or directing students to choose pages, focus on the following pages most relevant to this Sandy Shores unit:
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