This week the students finished reading the Native American folktale "The Girl and the Chenoo." We used a Shared Reading format, so the students could listen to proper phrasing and expression. We discussed the theme of bravery by identifying the lesson/s the author is trying to teach us about bravery. Finally, the students participated in a vocabulary activity called Which one? It is a game that helps students apply new words to a context. You choose a word and present two sentences, or a question and two sentences, to a person (see sample below). Based on the meaning of the word, one sentence is chosen over the other. It is a fun activity to play, and one round can be completed in a couple minutes.
Example: The word is usually. What do you usually do before you go to bed? I usually brush my teeth. OR I usually eat candy. Which one makes more sense?