Good readers use the author’s words and their own experience to make pictures in their minds about the scenes in the text. With this activity, students summarize, infer, and draw conclusions, which can enhance their engagement with the text – subsequently deepening their comprehension.
Reading Strategy 5: Make mental pictures.
Reading Strategy 9: Identify and interpret literary elements in different genres.
Reading Strategy 10: Summarize what has been read.
Reading Strategy 11: Make inferences and draw conclusions.
Reading Strategy 12: Reflect and respond.
(1) Create a literary sociogram by arranging the names (and/or pictures) of the characters around the central character.
(2) Make connections from character to character via arrows to show the direction of relationships.
(3) Compose summary statements on the arrows to label the nature of the relationship
You can download and use the Sociogram Facilitation Questions and Sociogram Example: Charlotte’s Web.
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