Reflection: Student Ownership Student Led Reading: Othello Act II (Day 2 of 2) - Section 1: SSR

 

As I wandered the room today, I saw a wide variety of texts and text complexity in their choice novels. Most students are reading young adult literature. Here's the kicker...a lot of the YA that I am seeing is pretty low in regards to lexile/complexity. For example, I have a number of students reading books in from the Percy Jackson series and a few reading Artemis Fowl. These are middle school reading level.

At first I was concerned about this, but upon further thought I realized I shouldn't be. I often take a step back in my reading too--pausing in my reading of complex literature to partake of what one of my professors called candy bar books. I read a lot of YA, which is way below my reading level, but I enjoy it and I build fluency and speed when I read it.

The same can be said of my students. By reading something they are comfortable with, especially when we are reading something so complicated in class, they are building skills needed for the more complex reading that I provide them outside of the realm of choice.

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Student Led Reading: Othello Act II (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 5: Literary: Study of Character Development in Shakespeare's Othello
Lesson 10 of 12

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their ability to propel conversations forward using textual evidence and thoughtful questions by participating in small group, oral reading time.

Big Idea: Helping students with their analysis and thinking by asking"are you sure?" and other questioning techniques for understanding a text.

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