INDEPENDENT READING: BUILDING THE POWER OF STAMINA
Note that unlike other books in this module, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy is used JUST as a readaloud and as brief whole group discussion to get kids thinking about the idea of reading stamina. Students do NOT do a close reading of this text; instead, they spend time in class practicing reading stamina with their independent reading book.
This lesson reminds students of the importance of reading a high volume of books at their own reading level. This proves particularly helpful to building student reading fluency and the academic vocabulary that the CCLS demands. See the Unit 2 Recommended Texts lists for books at various Lexile ranges related to the topic of this unit.