For the past few weeks, we have been starting each new Shared Reading Book with a glance of looking at the cover and listening to the title of the book. Then, we predict what kinds of words we might encounter within the text. Today, we charted those words in black, based only on the cover and the title. Then, we did our Book Walk. This is when we "walk through the book and look at the pictures to predict what the story is about. However, today, the focus was on what kinds of words we might encounter as we read the book. Those words are charted in blue. After reading the book, we realized that our predictions were more accurate by doing the book walk than only looking at the cover and title of the book. This reinforces how important it is to preview a book before reading!