Building Comprehension in GIRLStart

Step 1:  The girls looked at the pictures.
Step 2:  They read the words on the page.
Step 3:  They wrote their questions on post it notes to put on the “Question Tree” on the board.
Step 4:  They discussed their questions and suggested answers in a discussion format which encouraged
            the girls to make inferences based upon what they saw and read.
Step 5:  They read the book a second time.

The book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg, also led to some good discussion about fact vs. fiction, reality vs. fantasy.