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Reading Strategies

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Dan Martin

on 15 September 2016

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Transcript of Reading Strategies

U.E.Q. - What strategies do STRONG
readers utilize in order to better
comprehend texts?
1. Asking Questions
2. Making Connections
3. Visualizing
4. Drawing Inferences

Visualizing is just
creating a MOVIE in
your MIND.
Text - to - Text
Text - to - Self
Text - to - World

To infer is to
"read between the lines"
to figure out what the author has
and not said

"Based on ____ you could INFER that____..."
"It was much the same, this memory, though the hill seemed to be a different one, steeper, and the snow was not falling as thickly as it had before.
It was colder, also, Jonas perceived. He could see, as he sat waiting at the top of the hill, that the snow beneath the sled was not thick and soft as it had been before, but hard, and coated with bluish ice.
The sled moved forward, and Jonas grinned with delight, looking forward to the breathtaking slide down through the invigorating air."

Evaluate the importance of asking questions while reading. In what specific ways does it benefit the reader? Provide 8 lines in your response.
LEQ - How does formulating questions about the text improve comprehension?
Formulate: http://thesaurus.com/browse/formulate



(show me what you learned)!
1. Share some of the questions you formulated
while reading.

2. Locate the page number and words or phrase that sparked a particular question.
3. explain why the phrase, sentence, or dialogue sparked your question.
to refer to as an example
the example of foreshadowing in the story to answer the teacher's question.
several accounts of the protagonist's sarcastic behavior in the novel.
"That is an interesting
answer," said Mr. Russell.
textual evidence
to support it."
Textual Evidence: evidence from the text in support of a conclusion or answer.
LEQ - How does formulating questions about the text improve comprehension?
asking questions
NOT asking questions
A connection made from one text to another text.
EXAMPLE: "The setting of The Giver reminds me of The Hunger Games. Both books seem to have a dystopian society-like atmosphere."
The text reminds the reader of one of their own experiences.
EXAMPLE: "I remember feeling apprehensive and nervous just like Jonas. I had a big day coming up. I had a situation where I was unsure of what was going to happen. I'm fine now. Everything worked out. BUT...I know how Jonas is feeling. I get it."
EXAMPLE: "Connor's castle in The False Prince reminds me of this castle I visited in England. It was huge! It had an underground tunnel and several large dining halls. I wonder if Connor's castle is similar..."
A connection from the text to
knowledge or experience in the real world.
1. Conceptual framework.

2. Pattern or structure that provides the basis by which someone relates to the events he or she experiences.
information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
LEQ - How does making connections to literature benefit the reader?
cognition about cognition

knowing about knowing

"thinking about your thinking"
LEQ: Why does visualization matter while reading literature?
VISUALIZING is creating a picture in your mind!
Vocabulary: visualize
"When the short days of winter came dusk fell before we had well eaten our dinners. When we met in the street the houses had grown sombre. The space of sky above us was the colour of ever-changing violet and towards it the lamps of the street lifted their feeble lanterns. The cold air stung us and we played till our bodies glowed. Our shouts echoed in the silent streets. The career of our play brought us through the dark muddy lanes behind the houses where we ran the gauntlet of the rough tribes from the cottages, to the back doors of the dark dripping gardens where odours arose from the ashpits, to the dark odorous stables where a coachman smoothed and combed the horse or shook music from the buckled harness."

—James Joyce, "Araby"
"Where you stand the grass is rich and matted, you
cannot see the soil. But the rich green hills break down.
They fall to the valley below, and falling, change their
nature.For they grow red and bare; they cannot hold the rain and mist, and the streams are dry in the ravines. Too many cattle feed upon the grass, and too many fires have burned it."
From Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
LEQ: How does making connections to literature benefit the reader?
Answer the LEQ in paragraph form. Be sure to explain types of connections and how connections are made using your schema and meta cognitive thinking.

Above all else, make sure you explain how making connections provides the reader with deeper understanding.

Please use no less than 12 lines in your response, using proper punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization.
(12 lines)
You need:

1 piece of scrap paper
1 writing utensil
1 brain (preferably yours).
Use visualization to
identify and describe

1) the setting, and
2) characters
from the following excerpts of text or video clips.
"Nothing about me was remarkable. I was only of medium height, and my hair was badly in need of cutting, tangled, and dark blonde, but getting lighter with every month. And I had a forgettable face, which, again, worked in my favor."

-Sage from The False Prince
1. Characterize Sage's physcial appearance. Cite text evidence to support your answer.
"Zigzag had to be the "weirdest dude" Stanley had ever seen. He had a long skinny neck, a big round head wild with frizzy blonde hair that stuck out in all directions. His head seemed to bob up and down on his neck, like it was on a spring."

2. Characterize Zigzag. Cite textual evidence to support your answer.
3. Characterize the one and only Si Robertson...cite specific evidence from the video clip to support your answer.
To begin, define the following vocabulary:


Aesops' Fables
A flea once said to an ox, "How comes it that a big strong fellow like you is content to serve mankind, and do all their hard work for them, while I, who am no bigger than you see, live on their bodies and drink my fill of blood, and never do a stroke for it all?" To which the ox replied, "Men are very kind to me, and so I am grateful to them. They feed and house me well, and every now and then they show their fondness for me by patting me on the head and neck." "They'd pat me, too, said the flea, "if I let them. But I take good care they don't, or there would be nothing left of me."
Two soldiers traveling together were set upon by a robber. One of them ran away, but the other stood his ground, and laid about him so lustily with his sword that the robber was fain to fly and leave him in peace. When the coast was clear the timid one ran back, and, flourishing his weapon, cried in a threatening voice, "Where is he? Let me get at him, and I'll soon let him know whom he's got to deal with." But the other replied, "You are a little late my friend. I only wish you had backed me up just now, even if you had done no more than speak, for I should have been encouraged, believing your words were true. As it is, calm yourself, and put up your sword. There is no further use for it. You may delude others into thinking you're as brave as a lion; but I know that, at the first sign of danger, you run away like a hare."
1. Hotel Lobby...

2. Summer day; going outside to play..."you're wearing that?!"

3. People holding posters all over - men with their chests painted.

4. Sunrise. Crunching leaves. Slowly squeeze trigger.

LEQ: "What is the value of inferring while reading?
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