Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Making Connections While CLOSE Reading - Section 4: Final Connections


One important aspect of CLOSE reading is asking text embedded questions. I found that during this lesson, my students wanted more time to write. They were excited to connect to the text and the thoughts they had made while reading and discussing. As a class, during the discussion time, I asked text embedded questions as a closing to the lesson. Sometimes you can use these questions to get them writing. Today, I asked them to share the evidence they used when making the connections they made. I was looking to see that they had used the article to help explain the connection in more detail. 

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  Discourse and Questioning: Asking Questions
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Making Connections While CLOSE Reading

Unit 22: CLOSE Readings
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT to read closely and write the connections they make to other texts we have read, to society, and to themselves.

Big Idea: Connecting various texts together to help with comprehension can be tricky. Students will take an interesting story that will be easy to form connections to many things we have learned already; like Martin Luther King Jr.

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English / Language Arts, Martin Luther King Jr., text to text connections, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), Reading Strategies, equality, close reading, character vs society, Ruby Bridges
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