Let’s “Read with the ‘OBJECT’ in Mind”Presented at the 2013 Social Studies ConferenceCreated by: India MartinGaston Middle School Social Studies Teachermartini@northampton.k12.nc.us
Examine the objects displayed on the front table. Choose an object that describes one of the situations below. • Your overall feelings• Your day so far about the conference up to this point• Your feelings of returning • Your experience as a to work middle school educator
Procedures1. Divide students into groups2. Groups decide roles: manager, materials handler, reporter, recorder (if the task requires someone to write)3. Groups decide order in which they will discuss (ABC, 123)4. Group discusses descriptions/properties of objects (do not read selection yet)5. Now, read selection. Either everyone reads silently or the most fluent reader can read while everyone else follows along.6. Students make connections to selection using objects and use evidence from selection to support responses.Note: Teacher should move around, listen, ask questions to ensure deep thinking.7. When finished, students go back to seats; whole class discussion to assess knowledge/understanding; answer selection questions; writing activity
Connections to Common Core• English Language Arts Standards » History/Social Studies-Grade 6-8 » www.corestandards.org• Key Ideas and Details*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Common Core• Craft and Structure*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).• Integration of Knowledge and Ideas*CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Common Core- 7th Grade Math• The Number System Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers• Expressions and Equations Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
Common Core- 8th Grade Math• Geometry Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software. Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.
Other ways to use strategy1.For higher level students, use words ofobjects instead of the tangible objects2.Use magazine pics or picture cards3. Project a variety of google images4. Read as a whole class and providestudents with different objects to discusswith at least 3-4 ppl while circulating aroundthe room.
Other ways…Cont’d5.If placing objects at stations around the room, start students off at the stations based on their levels (lower level students start at station with objects that are very easy to connect; higher level students at the most thoughtful station)
Other ways…Cont’d6.Have students compete to see how many objectsthey can use in a specified time and provide asmall reward7.As a whole class or in groups, brainstormobjects that should be added or deleted andwhy.8.Students could do a writing piece or answerquestions that accompany the selection or teacher-made questions.
Other ways…Cont’d9. Label objects by letters beforehand but don’t reveal which object is which letter until students have chosen which letter they will be. Then students should make connections between the reading and object.10.Depending on materials using, have from 3-4 different types of literature at stations. For example- station 1: a poem, station 2: a short nonfiction selection, and so on.
We have come to the end• In what ways could this session have been more helpful?