Reflection: Illuminating Ilustrations - Section 2: Independent Practice


It was a good ideas to add questions that could only be found using the illustrations and captions. Students often complained they couldn't find the answers to the questions! Most of their reading has been narratives, so they are accustomed to focusing on the text only. I had to go back and specifically tell them they have to read the entire page. “READ EVERYTHING!” became my battle cry. At one point, I had to direct a group to circle the illustrations and captions whenever they turned the page to remind them to read them. Doing this consistently helped students to remember to look at the illustrations and captions because they give more information about the topic.

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Illuminating Ilustrations

Unit 17: Informational Text - Plants
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.

Big Idea: Students learn that looking at the illustrations and reading the captions gives more information or complements what is stated in the text.

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