Reflection: Complex Tasks Close Reading of "Raymond's Run" - Section 2: Close Reading


It was so nice to see my students somewhat independent using the RACE strategy today!  I feel like I have been shoving it down their throats, and now it is finally working!  

The close reading was tricky at first, so I modeled about half of it with them.  Once they got the hang of it, they were really able to draw some good conclusions about what they marked during the reading.  

Some comments I heard included:

The girls are really not nice to each other.

Wow, Squeaky thinks mean things!

Why are they so rude?

Our discussion leads perfectly into the question of why girls can't or won't smile at each other.  Tomorrow is our first shared inquiry discussion, and I am really excited to see how it goes!

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Close Reading of "Raymond's Run"

Unit 7: "Raymond's Run"
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT read a passage from "Raymond's Run" closely and carefully.

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