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Strategy lessons: Synthesize Students stop often while reading to synthesize the information gained from texts to form opinions, cite evidence to support their conclusions, change perspectives, develop new ideas, and, in general, enhance a personal understanding of the concepts presented in a text. Learning targets
Bloom's Taxonomy Book Review Questions KNOWLEDGE: 1 point each 1.
These lessons were modified and modeled from ideas in Strategies that Work by Harvey and Goudvis and Reading With Meaning by Miller.
In the introduction to Train to Somewhere , Eve Bunting tells the reader that while the names of the towns and the route the train takes are fictional, the Orphan Train was indeed real.
Once I did away with the basal many years ago and adopted the Reading Workshop approach in my classroom, I quickly realized that my students needed a place to organize their reading materials, keep track of the books they read, and record the thinking they do about their reading.
After experimenting for many years, I discovered an approach that's easy, fun, and effective. I refer to it as Classroom Book Clubs because it's a more relaxed method of doing Literature Circles that doesn't involve roles.
In my classroom, literature circles are called "Book Clubs." The components of book clubs include choosing a book, reading the book, discussing the book, writing in your journal, and sharing the book by doing an extension project.
In our classroom, we will use the structure of CAFE to focus on reading comprehension strategies.
Adrienne Gear's recommended book lists:
After reading Chin Music , I knew that this book would find a place in high school classrooms and libraries (as I shared in my Chin Music book review on Tuesday) and I wanted to hear how he sees his book being used in classrooms and which students he sees "needing" his book the most: Chin Music. An unusual title for a book, especially if you’re a young adult, not a baseball fan, and don’t get the lingo.