THE MAGNIFICENT 7 MAKING CONNECTIONS MAKING INFERENCES & PREDICTING ASKING QUESTIONS TO CLARIFY UNDERSTANDING DETERMINING IMPORTANT IDEAS AND SUMMARIZING VISUALIZING SYNTHESIZING AND RETELLING MONITORING AND CLARIFYING UNDERSTANDING OF TEXTS
WHY USE THE COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES? Use of these Comprehension Strategies is essential for success in school, and in life. Good readers will use these strategies to: Stay engaged rather than daydreaming while reading boring text. Understand highly technical information. Make sense of challenging textbooks. Perform successfully on standardized tests. Retain information gained from reading.
BEFORE READING STRATEGIES SCAVENGER HUNT For previewing a textbook or book; it includes questions that help the students' search for details in the book students can develop an idea of the "Big Picture!" works best when reading a short chapter or part of a chapter-about five or six pages text that has illustrations, graphs, maps Reproducible and online resources : Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy: Visit go.solution-tree.com/literacy to download this pagego.solution-tree.com/literacy
ANTICIPATION GUIDE A pre-reading strategy used to prepare the reader and access prior knowledge of text. A set of three to five statements taken from the major concepts of the text; students read each statement, and decide whether they agree or disagree with each statement and write a response. Provides structure for re-reading and supporting conclusions. Leads to a class discussion, comparing the before and after responses. Reproducible and online resources : Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy: Visit go.solution-tree.com/literacy to download this pagego.solution-tree.com/literacy
INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS Notebooks that are made by the student that allows the student to interact with topics, concepts, and skills being taught. Two sides allow the teacher to provide content knowledge such as readings, worksheets, vocabulary lists, and notes. The left side of the notebook is used for the student to interact with the content and demonstrate learning. Can be tailored for every subject or used for reading. Serve as study guides for tests. Easy to construct and can be used as a summative assessment.
DURING READING STRATEGIES MARGINALIA A strategy for inserting written notes, drawings, charts, and other marks in the margins of written text to help the student comprehend what he or she is reading. A personal interaction between the reader and the text, and serves as a record of what a student is learning and thinking. Helps the reader focus during reading and remember key information. Allows students to practice the seven comprehension strategies while reading. Reproducible and online resources : Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy: Visit go.solution-tree.com/literacy to download this pagego.solution-tree.com/literacy
GOLDEN LINES Designed to help students practice identifying the most important ideas, making connections, and visualizing It sets the stage for students to pair up and have a discussion at a high level How does it work?How does it work? 1.Ask students to read the text to identify the golden lines –statements that have special meaning or strike them as important, and write them in the golden lines column. 2.Students will highlight or write statements in the margins, on a sticky note, or in a journal, then make a connection to their lives in the connections column. 3.Ask students to draw an illustration of the golden line in the third column. 4.Put students in pairs or groups of three and have them each share each column of Golden Lines. 5.Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy: 6.Visit: go.solutions-tree.com/literacy to download this page
AFTER READING STRATEGIES EVEN DOZEN A TOOL FOR SUMMARIZING MATERIAL HOW DO I USE EVEN DOZEN? AFTER STUDENTS HAVE READ A SELECTION OF TEXT, DIVIDE THEM INTO GROUPS OF FIVE STUDENTS. DIVIDE A PIECE OF LARGE CONSTRUCTION PAPER INTO 12 BOXES. NEXT, ASK EACH GROUP TO REFLECT ON THE CONTENT OF THE TEXT, TO IDENTIFY 12 CRITICAL IDEAS, CONCEPTS AND TO WRITE ONE IDEA IN EACH BOX. ONCE ALL THE BOXES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, THE FIRST STUDENT IN THE GROUP CHOOSES ONE OF THE BOXES. THE STUDENT THEN REVIEWS WITH THE OTHERS IN THE GROUP WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT THE KEY IDEA IN THE BOX AND WRITES "#1" IN THE BOX. GOING CLOCKWISE, THE SECOND STUDENTS SELECTS A BOX, EXPLAINS WHAT THE GROUP KNOWS, AND WRITES "#2" IN THE SQUARE. THEN, THE SECOND STUDENT MUST TELL HOW THE IDEA IN BOX #2 CONNECTS OR RELATES TO THE IDEA IN BOX #1. THE THIRD STUDENT SELECTS A BOX, EXPLAINS WHAT THEY KNOW, AND THEN HAS TO CONNECT THAT BOX TO #1 AND #2. THE GROUP KEEPS GOING UNTIL THE LAST BOX IS EXPLAINED AND CONNECTED. ALLOW STUDENTS TO HELP EACH OTHER AT ANY TIME IN THIS REVIEW.
READERS' THEATER WHAT IS READERS' THEATER? READERS' THEATER IS A WAY TO MAKE CONTENT CURRICULUM AND BOOKS COME ALIVE FOR ALL TYPES OF READERS. THEATER CAN INVOLVE INDIVIDUALS, PAIRS, OR SMALL GROUPS. WHY USE READERS' THEATER? STUDENTS LOVE TO PERFORM, AND READERS' THEATER IS A FUN AND A GREAT WAY TO GET THEM TO ENJOY READING. READERS' THEATER IS AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING FLUENT READING, COMPREHENSION, AND WRITING. HOW DO I USE READER'S THEATER? 1. SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR SOURCES OF READY-MADE SCRIPTS. 2. STUDENTS CAN CREATE THEIR OWN SCRIPTS FROM BOOKS THEY ARE READING.
READERS' THEATER REPRODUCIBLE DOING THE WAVE: A SAMPLE TEXT Readers' Theater Presentation Rubric Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy: Visit go.solution-tree.com/literacy to download this pagego.solution-tree.com/literacy