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Aha Moments Notice and Note

Aha Moments
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sally ananian

on 17 September 2013

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Transcript of Aha Moments Notice and Note

DO NOW: (tell your partner in 60 seconds)
1. Contrasts and __________ help us make inferences while we read.
2. When I see a character acting in a way that I wouldn't expect, I want to stop reading and ask myself : Why would the character ____ this ___?

6 Reading
Signposts!

These 6 "text clues" will help us read more closely...
With your partner...DISCUSS and Record on page 226


What does Bruce's Aha! moment make him do? What does he realize?
When we read...

EXIT TICKET:
Please individually fill out the bottom two boxes on page 227 in your packet.
1. What is the Aha! moment?
2. What inferences can you make about what the character will do now or think now?

The Aha! Moment
The moment when a character realizes something, and that realization changes his or her actions in some way.
WHEN WE COME ACROSS AN AHA! MOMENT...

There is a question we can ask that will help us understand what's going to happen...
HOW MIGHT THIS MOMENT
CHANGE THINGS?
With your partner,
discuss :
What is Bruce's Aha! moment?
Record your discussion on page 226 of your packet under "what did I notice" and "what did my partner and I say".
Then STOP!


An author often gives us clues that the character has come to
an important understanding by having the character say
something like...
"Suddenly I realized..."
"In an instant I saw..."
"It came to me in a flash..."
"I now knew..."
"I finally understood that..."

Let's practice!
Partner Read "Knee to Thigh"
MAKE SURE TO MARK THE TEXT AS YOU READ!!
Excerpts from "Crash" by Jerry Spinelli

It's about a middle school kid nicknamed Crash who bullies another kid. The kid he bullies is Penn Webb.
Let Me Model
Walk Two Moons
Pages 1-3
Open your packet
to page 251.
Follow me while I
read the first three paragraphs
STOP!
Can we find the Aha Moment?
What is the Aha Moment?
What inferences can make about the character?
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