Reflection: Flexibility The Whipping Boy - Monitor Own Comprehension - Section 2: Thinking About Comprehension

 

After the students brainstormed ways thing they could do to better understand a text when they are not understanding, I noticed that none of them included me!  This is where we want the kids to be!  They have other strategies now to help them understand on their own.  Asking the teacher is not necessary.  I took the opportunity to point this out to the students.  It seemed to me they were smiling with pride when I was telling them that none of their ideas included me.  

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The Whipping Boy - Monitor Own Comprehension

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 11 of 18

Objective: SWBAT cognitively monitor their own comprehension of a complex text.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will learn how to become more self aware of their of comprehension and apply strategies to assist when struggling to comprehend the text.

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