Summary and Context
Today we reread Meet Rosina with more text dependent questions. This is the second read and so the questions are the how and why? I do not ask as many, because I want to give my students the time to think critically about what they are reading.
I am asking these questions so that my students understand the main idea about Rosina.
Afterwards, we will debrief the lesson and share what was learned.
I start with the students on the rug and share the objective. Reviewing is a technique I use often with my students because it helps them make connections between the old knowledge and the new knowledge. I ask them to pair share. This mean they turn to their rug partner, sit knee-to-knew and eye-to-eye. They choose who goes first. The question is:
•What is this story about?
After a few share out loud.
Today, I reread Meet Rosina. We reread only selective pages. In rereading a selection, it is up to us what pages to read. Those pages I am selecting to reread are pages that tell us about Rosina at school and at home.
I ask my students to tell me what they know about the word, describe. I explain the word and I let them know that today's reading is about describing Rosina and her life at school and at home.
I am using this question as we reread:
•Given the illustrations and the text, how can we describe Rosina?
As we read, I create a chart where I list some of the Rosina's traits:
I collect this information so that the students can come up with a main idea about Rosina.
In rereading, I use a cloze reading and a choral reading. A cloze reading involves the teacher reading and leaving out intentionally a word for the studies to read chorally. I like using this technique because it keeps the students engaged and the reading flowing.
I invite you to think about reading techniques that best fit your students.
I gather the students on the rug. I reference the chart we created about Rosina:
I ask them look at the evidence we gathered that describes Rosina. I ask them to think about a main idea we can make about her given this evidence.
I ask them to pair-share: How can we describe Rosina given the evidence? I restate the question another way: What does this say about her?
Then a few share out.
I review the objective and bring closure to the lesson.