Reading Rocks!

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Reading Rocks!

  1. 1. Reading Rocks! Summer Youth College 2008 Mrs. Caryn Cuadra
  2. 2. The Goal of Reading <ul><li>Reading comprehension includes both how much a reader remembers and how well the reader understands what has been read. It is dependent upon processing meaning. A model for how this is done includes three steps: identifying important elements of the text, constructing representations of important text information, and matching the representations to existing concepts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is reading important? <ul><li>Reading connects you to the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading allows you to experience situations you might not get a chance to. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading helps you to understand history. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading assists you in identifying with other people (either the writer or other readers). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reading connects you to the world. <ul><li>You may learn about other people’s lives. </li></ul><ul><li>What it’s like to live in other places. </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme situations such as the recent flooding. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reading allows to you experience new/different situations. <ul><li>Reading might connect you to a fantasy world. </li></ul><ul><li>You may connect to a character who has lost something or is not being treated fairly. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reading helps you understand history. <ul><li>Understanding history helps us to learn from our mistakes and grow as people. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, understanding the Civil War from different perspectives. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reading assists you in identifying with other people. <ul><li>Literature groups/circles allow you to share you ideas and understanding with others. </li></ul><ul><li>What did you get out of the book? How does that relate to what someone else gathered? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Goals of this class. <ul><li>Share my love of reading with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Share literature circles with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Give you ways to express the connections you’ve made as a reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Have FUN!!  </li></ul>

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