TO UNDERSTAND
Comprehension as a  Commodity?
 
 
 
 
 
Is this what  REAL  readers do?
THIS   is what real readers do …
 
<ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing...
Comprehension is  not   a   Commodity!
Getting the  BIG IDEA
the part of a book, magazine, argument, film, poem, text, etc… that articulates  the author’s message  or ideas about the ...
<ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Intention </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Bias </li></ul><ul><li>Viewpoin...
Defining Understanding
Retell
Answer  “ Our” Questions!
Complete Graphic Organizers
Vocabulary “ Exercise”
 
 
<ul><li>The  author’s purpose  for writing is… </li></ul><ul><li>The  tone  of this passage is?  </li></ul><ul><li>The  wr...
Topic (theme):  Friendship
 
 
 
 
SHOWING KIDS GREAT! Teaching for Big Ideas
Reading is like a puzzle…
1. 2. 3. 4.
Lesson Demonstration
 
 
 
 
21 st  Century Readers
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Comprehension is Not a Commodity Institute

  1. 1. TO UNDERSTAND
  2. 2. Comprehension as a Commodity?
  3. 8. Is this what REAL readers do?
  4. 9. THIS is what real readers do …
  5. 11. <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul>
  6. 12. Comprehension is not a Commodity!
  7. 13. Getting the BIG IDEA
  8. 14. the part of a book, magazine, argument, film, poem, text, etc… that articulates the author’s message or ideas about the underlying topic or theme which may or may not be explicitly stated. BIG IDEA…
  9. 15. <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Intention </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Bias </li></ul><ul><li>Viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Craft </li></ul>
  10. 16. Defining Understanding
  11. 17. Retell
  12. 18. Answer “ Our” Questions!
  13. 19. Complete Graphic Organizers
  14. 20. Vocabulary “ Exercise”
  15. 23. <ul><li>The author’s purpose for writing is… </li></ul><ul><li>The tone of this passage is? </li></ul><ul><li>The writer believes that… </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the author probably write this passage? </li></ul><ul><li>Which sentence helps convey the mood of the text? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the passage, which passage best describes the </li></ul><ul><li>author’s purpose ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which writer is most qualified to say . . . </li></ul><ul><li>The author thinks that . . . </li></ul><ul><li>The author is believable because… </li></ul><ul><li>The following assumptions about the author suggest… </li></ul><ul><li>The author uses sarcasm to…. </li></ul><ul><li>The tone of this poem can best be described as…? </li></ul><ul><li>Why might the author recommend . . . </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of this is to…? </li></ul><ul><li>What does this paragraph suggest that the author believes …? </li></ul>High Expectations for ALL:
  16. 24. Topic (theme): Friendship
  17. 29. SHOWING KIDS GREAT! Teaching for Big Ideas
  18. 30. Reading is like a puzzle…
  19. 31. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  20. 32. Lesson Demonstration
  21. 37. 21 st Century Readers

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