I blog each day about what we did in class. If you're absent, you can find out what you missed here. If you're merely absent-minded, you can re-live class here. :-) Homework is listed as well.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Reminder—Bringing It All Together As We Finish the Term
1."What are some skills, thought
processes, or strategies you use when reading print materials, such as your
textbook, a magazine article, or a newspaper article?"
2."How do you go about making
sense of what you read from a book, a magazine, or a newspaper?"
Practice (50 minutes)
Goals for your work with a partner today:use as many different strategies as you can
on the assigned reading; identify as many different strategies as you can when
your partner is reading and thinking aloud.
Mr. Collins, review the think-aloud strategy I modeled yesterday and the types
of strategies and thought processes class members decided might be used when
reading a print text. (two minutes, just enough to remind everyone of how the
procedure worked yesterday)
sure you have the following:
a.Article:“Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank
Article:“Back Off, Boss:Cute Kitten Videos May Improve Work
up in twenty seconds or less, then get to work—quickety-quick!
out around the room, in the library, and in the hallway IF Mr. Collins says it’s
#1, you read aloud one of the articles to your partner, like I did to the class
yesterday.STOP AND THINK ALOUD, like I
did yesterday, when you are using a strategy.(And yes, the goal for today is to use as many different strategies as
#2, you fill out the Reading Think-Aloud sheet, like the scribe did for me
yesterday on the big screen.
can either identify the strategy of each think-aloud statement your partner
makes as you go through the reading together, or you can just record the
think-alouds first, then go back and label each one in the right-hand column.
you finish article #1, switch articles and roles, and repeat steps 4-6 above.
of you needs to turn in a completed Reading Think-Aloud sheet to the drawer at
the end of this activity.
Read and Relax (30
sure you finish Bookmark Journal #5, Making Connections, today, if you have not
already done so.
will have book chats tomorrow with people who need them.