I always begin with an initial reading of the book, using pointing and showing to emphasize actions of characters in the book. I take this time to ask wh?s after each page to make sure my students are comprehending information begin presented. And of course even at PK age, I still will be sure to ask prediction questions. Early exposure to these skills will keep our kiddos learning at a competitive rate even if their language is not at advanced or grammatically correct as peers.
Re-enactment and Repeated Reading:
The second time around, I re-read this book but this time I use some simple visuals to support and act out the story. I will have my students take turns placing each character on top of the others in the bed. I simply used pictured from microsoft ppt. Come back on Friday to grad these pics if you’d like them for your own “Napping House” adventure.
Video/3rd Repeated Reading:
When I have access to Youtube, I love to use the simple video reading of “The Napping House” (see video below pics) for a third repeated reading and additional exposure to this book. Of course I once again, have students sequence the pictures appropriately as they “hear” the story as a set pace without pauses or interruptions. Good for auditory comprehension, auditory memory, and auditory attention skills.