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Begin Reading. Remember this IS a grade! I will pass out materials. Helpers are no longer needed. Everyone take out a sheet of paper and head it: Name Date Period Reading Strategies Clarisse Frazier Cedar Grove Middle School 2007
What Do Good Readers Do? 8 th grade ELA
7 habits of a Good Wildcat Reader Activate Schemata Visualize Question Determine Importance Make Inferences Synthesize Monitor for Meaning
Activate Schemata Text to Text Text to Self Text to World
Text to text-> This reminds me of the book Ferdinand when he was bullied by the other bulls because he was different. Text to self->This reminds me of a time in 7 th grade when I was bullied for being dark skinned. Text to world-> This reminds me of how many kids are getting bullied right here at Cedar Grove today. Darrell Mercer, a 9th grader at Bluford High, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully.
Visualize Come up with a mental picture of what is happening or what is being described in the text
Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully. I imagine that when Tyray bullies Darrell this is how he feels.
Question Ask questions while you read help to build understanding and understand Author’s purpose
Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. I wonder why his mom decided to move? How come Darrell was so small? Why did they have to move in the middle of the year? Where is Bluford?
Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully. This is really important because… –Darrell is the main character. –The title of the book is The Bully. –I can tell the theme would probably be centered around bullying. –There should be evidence about what happens to Darrell as I read.
Make Inferences Using evidence in a text to come up with logical conclusions. Use prior knowledge to understand a story.
2 basic types of inferences: text-based and knowledge-based. oText-based: information the author supplies in the text. oKnowledge-based: knowledge that each of us have about the world.
It says …Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully. I say… Tyray is probably a bully because he has been bullied himself sometime in his past.
Synthesize the pulling together of ideas or information to develop a common framework for understanding or to create a new idea;
Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Forming new ideas…. –Darrell’s mother got a new job. –Its hard to adjust to a new school in the middle of the year. –Darrell could make friends with some of the other kids that Tyray has bullied in the past. –Darrell should learn to defend himself.
Monitor for Meaning Readers try to figure out meaning before, during, and after they read. As you read, you will need to use several different strategies to figure out the word. Readers use the pictures, their schema, words within and around the text to figure out the word meaning. Remember to listen to your inner conversation as you read. Is it telling you, this doesn’t make sense? If it is, what will you do to make sure it makes sense?
Now Let’s Practice!
Excerpt from Tears of a Tiger, by Sharon Draper So, we get n the car…yeah, Andy’s car, and we start drivin’ around, you know, just foolin’ Around, havin’ a good time, yellin’ out the window at old white ladies—it always freaks ‘em out…Yeah, we was drinkin’—all ‘cept B.J.—he don’t drink. We had put about four six’ packs in the trunk of Andy’s car before the game. Since the weather’s been so cold, puttin’ ‘em in the trunk was as good as a cooler, so they was nice and frosty by the time we got to ‘em…Yeah, all of us was drinkin’, ‘cept B.J., like I said, but Andy probably had the most. He was in a real good mood ‘cause this girl named Keisha had started goin’ with him and he was goin’ over to her house after he took us home. Then, all of a sudden, like outta nowhere, this wall was in front of us, like it just jumped out in front of the car, and Andy was trying to find the brakes with his foot, and then there was glass everywhere and his crunchin’, grindin’ sound. My door flew open, and I rolled out. I remember I was cryin’ and crawlin’ around on my hand and knees—that’s the only thing that got hurt on me—I got glass in my hands and in my knees.
Work Period In groups you will use the excerpt From Tears of a Tiger to… Visualize Question Activate Schema