This activity, done during reading, helps students visualize important story events, identify relationships between these events, summarize what has been read, reflect on what they hear and record their thinking as they listen.
Reading Strategy 5: Make mental pictures.
Reading Strategy 7: Determine the most important ideas and events and the relationship between them.
Reading Strategy 10: Summarize what has been read.
Reading Strategy 12: Reflect and respond.
(1) Provide students with a response sheet handout.
(2) Read aloud in three “chunks,” stopping after each for discussion, sketching and drafting.
(3) Have students sketch in the left-hand box while they listen or after they’ve listened to the reading.
(4) Have students talk about the sketches and big ideas in the passages – first with a partner and then with the class.
(5) Have students write what the passage is about and describe their thought process in the numbered boxes under the “Draft” heading.
(6) At the end of the read-aloud, have students talk and write about what they noticed about their thinking.
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