Reflection: Rigor The Whipping Boy - Self Questioning - Section 3: Mini Close Read - Self Questioning


While reading the articles for the mini close read, a couple of students raise their hands and said, "Mrs. Strebel, this is hard to understand."  My response was (in my most excited voice posible!) "I know! Isn't it great!  Good thing you know how to do hard things!  Good thing you have strategies to help you understand what you're reading! And don't forget you can always reread something that doesn't make sense the first time.  I'm not sure they were as excited as I was at first, but the satisfaction that comes from tackling a difficult task, is better than any prize, trinket, or token I can give the students.  That's the intrinsic motivation that comes from accomplishment.  The  group discussions during this task were incredible.  Students never to cease to amaze me at the depth of learning they are capable of.

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The Whipping Boy - Self Questioning

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 3 of 18

Objective: SWBAT form questions as they read an unfamiliar text.

Big Idea: We will be learning to form questions as we read to help us comprehend the text.

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English / Language Arts, medieval times, Reading, Comprehension (Reading), questioning strategy, comperhension
  70 minutes
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