In yesterday’s lesson, students began to look at reading their articles to determine the important details. Students were reading to determine the main idea of their article by looking at the “big idea” the author was trying to convey. To continue the lesson, I began today’s lesson with a review of the Determining Importance Anchor Chart. We briefly discussed the process we noted on the anchor chart and moved into continuing the previous lesson.
Each day during our reading instruction, we work in small guided reading groups where students meet with me to learn and practice active reading strategies with a text that is on their instructional reading level. While I meet with my guided reading groups, the other students are working in literacy centers on activities that reinforce this unit’s focus strategies and standards. This section of our reading today is divided into the follow parts. Each part is done so students have a clear focus on the strategy they are learning and practicing.
Assessment: I looked at students note taking sheets to see how well students identified relevant details as well as if they were able to see the main idea.
We review our anchor chart again, and briefly discussed how students applied the process to their reading of their article.