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Selected expository text:Sea Turtles (National Geographic Readers)by Laura Marsh,Activity: Circle Time Read AloudThere are certain skills that need to be taught when using expository text. This is skills that will give the students a greater understanding of the information used. Some of the skills thatare used are compare and contrast, knowing the difference of a fact and opinion, and drawing
conclusions. One of the most important skills that need to taught is knowing the defense in a fact and an opinion also compare and contrast. Both skills will make reading comprehension more effective. One way for the students to practice these skills is to have a circle time. This is where the students will read a poem out loud. Each student will take turn reading 2 sentences at a time. Every student will have a copy of the story to follow along with. When the story has been read by the class, the teacher will then go over the story with the whole class. As the teacher read out question the class will raise their hands to answer the questions. Once I feel that they class has a great understanding of the main idea of the story. The students will return to their seat and write down three facts and three opinion that they learn from the story. Then in their groups they will work together and come up with three facts and three opinion from the story. I will have a few ofthe students read out loud what they came up with in their group and their personal ones also. When they give the facts, they must show text evidence that supports their findings. If they read their opinion, they must explain why the feel this way.