Two weeks ago our comprehension skill was making generalizations.Does anyone else have trouble teaching generalizations to FIRST graders???I struggle with this strategy.This year I decided to explain it a little differently to my students.I told them that a generalization is about connecting what you know and what you read or see.Then you make a general statement about it.I had my students look at 3 “friends” what do most of these students have in common?
Here is one example picture:
Most of these students are girls, most have on pants, most have longer hair, etc.
This really helped them understand how to make a generalization.I put together a few activities to help practice this skill.
Last week our phonics centers had a penguin theme. We learned about Long I and practiced sorting words into the correct word family. Then we used a few words in sentences. We also started learning about contractions.