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Literacy Infuses All Subjects At JPS

March 20, 2011

"Let's look at the Table of Contents for Where Do We Get Energy? What can you infer from the titles in the Table of Contents that we might be reading about today?" asked Fletcher Elementary School teacher Amanda Chitester to her fourth-graders. "Let's also quickly look at the illustrations and captions in the book to get a very general idea of the topics in the book. Finally, let's examine the glossary. Since we are studying electricity in science class, we can infer that we will learn more about where energy, like electricity, comes from by reading this book. Why don't you read the first paragraph and look for one key word to help you remember what the paragraph is about? Once you've decided on that word, write it on the sticky note and place it next to the paragraph."



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