The Making Connections Interactive Big Books
are laminated so that students can work interactively with the teacher and mark up the text. To do this:
- the teacher models the work while students circle/underline words they don't understand
- as a group, students and teacher revisit the text, re-reading the stories until the meaning of the text is clear.
This is comprehension monitoring and is an integral part of Making Connections. The Big Books have Reader Response and Questioning Texts to support the development of critical literacy and to encourage students to generate questions at a literal, inferential and evaluative level.