Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation “Thinking About Reading?” Determining What is Important When Reading - Section 1: Introduction


I felt it was important to begin the lesson with an introduction instead of the mini-lesson because reading non-fictional text often intimidates students. It is much harder, but I wanted students to see it as an interesting way to learn new facts about the world around them. Allowing students to explore the text collaboratively, helps take away some of the anxiety about reading and gives students an opportunity to manipulate the text and its characteristics on their own before tackling the task of reading it.

  Intrinsic Motivation: "Motivation"
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“Thinking About Reading?” Determining What is Important When Reading

Unit 10: Determining Importance
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT determine what is important for them to know about the topic they are reading about.

Big Idea: How can I determine what is important and what is not when I read nonfiction text?

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