Our new 1st Grade reading curriculum called on children to engage in content area reading quite differently than it had in the past. This unit had students pre-read about a topic before they study it in science. To prepare for this, the teachers gathered mini-libraries about animals.
Once these questions are posted, kids can start reading, all the while thinking about these questions. As they find answers, they can post them under the question, and link up answers to synthesize and talk.
Thank you to Kristen Greco, Cherylin Zotollo, and Meredith Rampone for sharing this learning with me!!!