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The Common Core: Reading Informational Text

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Kaycie Soderling

on 19 December 2012

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Reading Informational Text The Common Core 50-50 in K-5

About 45-65 in 6-12 because of the informational reading which will occur as other content areas are expanded within the curriculum Balance of Informational and Literary Texts 1. Locate the Standards for Information Reading (RI) and then read through your grade level Let's take a Look... 1. Let's focus on a single standard as it progresses across grade levels Explore Across Grade Levels... But before we get there, let's talk about ENGAGEMENT... Strategies Kaycie Sharrow
North Knox School Corporation Goal: Incorporating Common Core Standards for informational reading into lesson plans 2. Make notes: How do these compare to how you are approaching information texts currently? In what ways are these a departure? Where do you see the similarities? 3. DISCUSS 2. Discuss with a partner about what you notice in terms of the developmental continuum of this standard and its level of rigor. 3. Now, let's look at a sample item that relates to this standard. (Appendix B) 4. What would a student need to know and be able to do in order to be successful with this task? SHARE Engagement with the text is critical

You can use all the strategies you want, but without engagement, effectiveness is lost Engagement Motivation Comprehension Performance But How? Authentic Text Use the textbook as a RESOURCE Real articles and books Technology Strategies: Reading Minute Summarize a short piece of writing in a minute or less Explain why it is interesting and important Listeners write a brief summary of what the speaker presents Students should select passages that... Are beautiful Anger them They find humorous Make them happy Make them sad exhibit great writing Challenge their thinking Make them curious Strategies: Text Features Text feature Scavenger Hunt
Present students with authentic text

With a partner search for as many text features as they can find

Identify which kind of feature they are and where they found them Why text features? Text features help readers identify what is important in the text: struggling readers can use these cues to develop comprehension Visual cues help the reader to develop background knowledge Text features often appear in information text and help the reader to pre-read Helps to "chunk" information for readers to struggle with stamina Golden Line Also ties into writing standards for making arguments and using evidence Close/Critical Reading Comprehension is not enough. One must analyze to truly get the benefit of reading Other strategies:
Think Aloud
Anticipation Guide
Stop and Jot
Key idea drawing
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