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Practice applying strategies to your text


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Once you've learned one of these strategies, take some time to practice applying it to a text you will teach.

Once you've learned one of these strategies, take some time to practice applying it to a text you will teach.

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  • 1. Choose a strategy What to do Questions I have Possible Sentences (Choose 10-14 words/phrases. Do so by thinking People/Places/Problems/Outcomes) Choose your text. Choose the 10-14 words/phrases you will use Practice writing sentences you presume the text will generate KWL (After kids consider what they “know” draw a line under each thought and ask What do you want to ask about this?”) Decide your topic. Generate the list of what you think kids will say they know. Generate a list of potential questions kids might ask. SWBS (Somebody Wanted But So) Choose a text. Read it. Select 3 or 4 places you will ask kids to stop and write a SWBS statement. Write your own for those sections for 2 or more characters or people. Notice and Note Signposts (See book)  Contrasts/Contradictions  Aha  Tough Questions  Again and Again  Lesson of the Wiser  Memory Moment Choose a text. Look through a few pages of it. Identify the signposts you noticed. Think about the answers to the anchor questions. Poster (Put provocative passage in center of flip chart paper. Put kids in groups of 4 and have them IN SILENCE write responses) Choose a text. Find a passage in that text you might want students to respond to before they begin reading. Or find another passage (from Internet) that might be used to introduce
  • 2. what folks are going to read. Think Aloud/Syntax Surgery  Noun/Pronoun connections  Noun/Noun substitutions  Omissions (Teacher tells students what the focus on the Transferable Lesson is. She then reads aloud a short passage. Students need copy in front of them with a pencil/pen. Teacher models the lesson on the text and then releases it to students for them to try on their own. When teacher is doing it, this is a Think-Aloud. When students do it, they are doing a Syntax Surgery._ Choose a text. Look at the three main think aloud lessons to practice. Decide which one you will use for this text. Script (write out!) the lesson you would say to kids to teach the generalizable lesson. With a buddy practice thinking aloud the lesson.