I've made multiple copies of the "C'est l'hiver" book and use them with my kids for different guided instruction activities. We read through the book together, but also talk about the different vocabulary in the book. I have them find different pictures in the book and ask questions relating to what we read together.
E.g. "Trouvez le manteau"
"Qu'est-ce que tu portes en hiver?"
"Qu'est-ce que tu aimes en hiver?"
"Quel temps fait-il en hiver?"
Since my students know the book well already from class, they aren't overwhelmed when they realize that I want them to try to read it with me. They are excited to realize how much they already know from the book. Since we have practiced the vocabulary, they are also able to use the pictures cues to help them when they are reading it. I find with some of the early readers we have in our classrooms, our students can't use the pictures to help them since they haven't learned the vocabulary yet (the books aren't made for immersion learners).
What does your reading program look like with your grade 1s? I'd love to know what you find works for your students!
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