How easy it is to work these into whatever you’re--any genre, unit, novel, objective--in person or online.
“I want to be a YouTuber.” Great! You’ll need to get really good atsynthesizing!
Schema: bridge connecting the new to the known
Text to self: That reminds me of when I… So important for the beginning of the year, personal
Text to text: Out of the Dust + Children of the Dust Bowl
Text to world: Songs written about historical events
Visualizing: becoming wordstruck
Connect visualizing to comprehension - It can be the hook for reluctant readers
Talking is so important! You can use “monitor and repair” here because sometimes we visualize something
Questioning: propels the reader forward
Labeling: literal, inferential, essential
Coding: answered by the text, inferred from the text, background knowledge, research needed
Ask tons of questions aloud and don’t answer them!
Constantly refer to student questions by their categories.
Ex: Jefferson’s Sons pg 32-35 voc “pass,” will this come true/why don’t they get to live in the “big house?"
-What did you wonder about before you started reading?
-What questions did you think about while you were reading?
-What questions do you have now?
-How does it help you to understand the book when you ask questions like you just did?
Inferring: reading between the lines, but always based on specific text evidence, too
Tons of examples in everyday life - The brain thrives on relationships
Chart it! Text clues + background knowledge = inference
Character’s feelings/motivation
Word meaning
Relationships (setting affects plot, point of view affects theme, etc.)
Author’s purpose
Main idea
Reasons/evidence to support a claim
Validity/credibility of author or evidence
Text structure