Tracks Lead the Way!

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13482

Do you want to listen to a great book and think about what you like and don’t like about the story? Here is your chance!


Comprehension, Writing

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Otter, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Have you ever walked on the beach and left your footprints in the sand?

footprints in the sand

  • Have you ever seen pawprints left behind in dirt or snow from an animal?

pawprints in the snow

  • What does this have to do with you and reading?

Let's find out!

This lesson will show you how to leave tracks of your own thinking when you read a book.

It will help you to pay attention to what you're reading and to think about what you are reading. It will also help you remember your thoughts, so you can share them later on.

  • Remember the pictures you just saw of prints left behind in nature?

When you leave footprints in the sand or an animal leaves pawprints in snow, you are able to see them for a while afterward.

The same thing happens when you're reading.

If you leave tracks by writing a few short notes, you will be able to see those after you are done reading and will remember your thoughts about the book.

You can have lots of thoughts about a book when you're reading.

Here are some of the most common:

  • Are you ready to practice?

Head on over to the Got It? section!

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