Take a navigated journey through a picture book! Use this reading response map as your guide through Donald Crews' Freight Train.
In this story, named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1978, Donald Crews' book evokes the power and the movement of a passing freight train even for someone who has never had the opportunity to watch one go by. This book aligns with Guided Reading Level G, and introduces such topics as colors and railroads.
On the reading response map, prompts in text boxes, along with art cues, guide students” comprehension about the story they are reading. The prompts help students to build comprehension skills, such as:
• recalling events
• describing characters
• predicting outcomes
• exploring cause-and-effect relationships
• making personal connections,
• and more!