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U2L2 Building Background Knowledge:

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Transcript of U2L2 Building Background Knowledge:

Reviewing Learning Targets
• I can use details from images to make
predictions
about the myth of Cronus.

• I can get the
gist
of the myth of Cronus.

• I can reflect on the things that close readers do.
Chapter 10: Sharing Evidence Flags
Use your evidence flags to mark any references you see/hear about
Cronus
or
Kronos.

Share your findings with your group.
Any reference that you did not flag on
your own, you should flag now.
Image Analysis: Making Predictions
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
: Illustrations of
Cronus
and
Rhea

1. Examine the pictures of Cronus and Rhea with your group

2. In your groups's
I Notice/I Wonder Anchor Char
t, write down:
What you
notice
about Cronus and Rhea.
What you
wonder
about Cronus and Rhea.

Prediction
: is an educated guess about what will come next, based on specific details from the text.

On your index card, write in response to this question:
Based on what you noticed and wondered about the illustrations, what is one
prediction
you have about the Myth of Cronus?

Introducing:
Reading Closely Guiding Questions
This document is a guide for the types of questions that smart readers ask themselves when they read closely.

Today’s focus will be on the section titled “
Approaching the Text
.”

Approaching the Text
” happens as soon as you have the text in your hands. It is one good way to start getting the gist.
Myth of Cronus:
Reading for the Gist and Selected-Response Questions
First Reading:
Follow along as I read aloud.

Second Reading:
In groups, take turns rereading the text.
After each paragraph, stop to write the
gist
of each paragraph.


Myth of Cronus: Question from the Text

Which statement below best expresses Cronus’ motivation for swallowing his children?
A. Cronus liked being the Lord of the Universe.
B. Cronus loved his wife, Rhea, and feared that one of his children would harm her.
C. Cronus was afraid that one of his children would become more powerful than he was.
D. Cronus was being punished by Mother Earth.

Which of the four options is the best answer? Why? What is your evidence (proof)?
Building Background Knowledge:
Today's Learning Targets
• I can use details from images to make
predictions
about the Myth of Cronus.

• I can get the
gist
of the myth of Cronus.

• I can
reflect
on the things that close readers do.

Approaching the Text: Paraphrasing
Paraphrasing
: the reader restates information in his or her own words.
When you paraphrase, you simply put the author’s words in your own simpler words.

Example of Paraphrasing:
Author's Words:
“Reading closely begins by considering my specific purposes for reading and important information about a text.”

Paraphrase
: Before I begin reading, I need to think about why I am reading the text. Am I reading for entertainment? Am I reading to learn something new? Am I reading to gather information on a topic that I am researching?”
The Myth of Cronus
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