Reflection: Flexibility Pieces and Parts: Reading Large Pieces of Text Together - Section 3: Teaching and Checking for Understanding

 

Sometimes it is hard to keep students focused when another student is presenting. For the first few presenters students are focused, but as it goes on the focus wains. Between each section, in this case between each region, I do a brain break activity. I have them stand and stretch or we do a "reset." A "reset" is where we do a wiggle and jump or some other quick silly movement that brings our focus back.

For students that still struggle, I allow them to try and take notes as if they were in high school or college. Just the suggestion of this makes it fun for them to give it a try. They can do this one notebook paper, in a notebook, or on their white board. 

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Pieces and Parts: Reading Large Pieces of Text Together

Unit 22: CLOSE Readings
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: SWBAT read and explain the important information and details of a section of their textbook to their peers.

Big Idea: Sometimes you run into parts of your day where you can not get through large amounts of reading. In this lesson my students read pieces of their history book and then teach the class the important parts from their reading.

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