I’m celebrating threes. I’ve struggled with understanding the Common Core Standards in Reading Information. I was struggling with raising the level of thinking my students will need to do to process and understand the standards.
I’m celebrating Wonderopolis as my go to for non-fiction text to support higher-level thinking. This week my students read Wonder #1377 What Was the Sit-In Movement? They read it three times with three different prompts. As we discussed their background knowledge, only two students out of 23 knew anything about the sit-in.
- Read it for an overview of the article: What did you learn new? Which vocabulary words were unknown to you?
- Read it for comprehension answering the three questions from the wonder and application of context clues for the vocabulary words they identified.
- Read it for the author's purpose with supporting evidence.
|Thanks K. for letting me share your essay.|
We never read an article three times. Occasionally, I heard, "We're reading it again." But more often I heard, "It helped me to understand it better because I read it several times." It's hard to explain how much I learned from this experience. I celebrate my students for allowing me to learn along with them.
- I learned what close reading really means.
- I learned that students can read an article three times and it's ok, and they didn't mind.
- I learned that when I choose an article - I want to hook my students with a subject they have limited background knowledge instead of always connecting with other content areas.
I'm celebrating an amazing week of reading workshop. Thanks Ruth Ayres for encouraging us to celebrate. Here is the link up for this week.