Our reading block got shortened this year. Can anyone advise on the best way to divide a reading lesson up, making the best of a less-than-ideal schedule? The goal of the lesson, and what used to fit into one day but now does not, is to read a five to ten page story and answer questions. This is really simplified but it is the general routine for the curriculum. Sometimes the curriculum uses stories for multiple lessons, but it usually says to reread the story at the start of each lesson/day. Here are two options to split it up: <Option 1> Day 1: Read the whole story, discussing and taking notes as we go. Day 2: Answer more in-depth questions at the end of the story. (Worries: Students are not going to remember the story when they answer the questions on day 2.) <Option 2> Day 1: Read half of the story. Answer the questions we can answer in writing at that time. Day 2: Read second half of the story. Answer the rest of the questions. (Worries: The story will be less enjoyable if it's split into pieces. Some questions, such as explaining the theme, require pulling evidence from the whole story and not just certain parts.) How would you break this up? I teach upper elementary.