Reflection: Lesson Planning Using Our Resources to Understand a Text - Section 2: Getting Down to Business


As I think about how I will revise this lesson for next year, I find myself considering how I will make further connections between the vocabulary words and the actual text.  I want to have more evidence that students are taking what they learned about the words and applying that knowledge to their comprehension of the text.

I am not sure what form this will take.  Off the top of my head, I'm wondering if some sort of marking the text/annotating activity would be useful here.

This is what I absolutely love about teaching.  It's never the same twice.  How boring would it be to have to teach the same lessons year in and year out?  We are fortunate that we can plan a lesson, teach it, reflect on it, and then revise it for the next session.  It keeps us on our toes and the creative juices flowing!

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Using Our Resources to Understand a Text

Unit 17: Studying Informational Text
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT consider word meaning when reading and comprehending nonfiction text.

Big Idea: Studying vocabulary before reading enhances comprehension of difficult texts.

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