Reflection: Gradual Release Tricky Subheadings: Inferring the Meaning of Creative Subheadings - Section 2: Modeling and Guiding


In this lesson, I gradually release the practice of this skill by first showing them an easy subheading, then a subheading that they have to infer and one that I knew they would have a lot of background knowledge about. After that, I use the same article and ask them to infer the meaning of another subtitle. For students that are still developing the skill of inferring, they would benefit from me thinking aloud and directing them to the topic of the article and what background knowledge I used to infer the meaning of the first subheading. If students weren't thinking about different ways of getting electricity at the beginning of the article, they were after I modeled it. Finally, I release it fully by asking them to use a self-selected nonfiction text where they would have to practice that skill as they would if they picked up the book any other time. 

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Tricky Subheadings: Inferring the Meaning of Creative Subheadings

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 11 of 14

Objective: SWBAT infer the meaning of subheading and subtitles in nonfiction texts

Big Idea: Understanding subtitles and subheading in nonfiction texts helps readers locate information quickly.

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, main idea, nonfiction, 4th grade, inferring, informational text, infer, inference, informational, meaning, nonfiction reading, Fourth Grade, fourth, subtitles, subheadings, headings, title
  30 minutes
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