Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Return To The Moon - Section 1: Before You Read


Pre-reading strategies will affect how you understand what you read and may be the most important step when learning to be a better reader.

I have implemented pre-reading strategies with my students on many occasions. I find that there are a variety of pre-reading strategies that can be successful with all levels of student learning. The two strategies mentioned in this lesson include:

1. Read the title of the article and write what you think the article is about.

2. Anticipation Guide: Get Ready to Ready. What do you think? Before you read, decide if you agree or disagree with each of these statements. As you read, or after you read, see if you change your mind about any of these statements.

Besides these two strategies, there are a variety of other strategies to choose from such as: developing a concept map, having a small group discussion, a KWL (know, want to know, learned) or activating prior knowledge with visual aids (pictures/images). Any of these strategies works well with students and "recycling" these strategies is important to keep in mind. I use some of the same strategies over again because students are familiar with and understand the expectations. It makes the teaching and learning more successful! 

  Pre-Reading Strategies
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Pre-Reading Strategies
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Return To The Moon

Unit 6: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT read and annotate nonfiction science text.

Big Idea: Make sure reading is part of learning science. Using reading strategies in the content area will engage and interest students in the concepts while building skills and confidence.

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Science, Earth and Space Science, earth, sun, Vocabulary Strategy, annotate, Moon
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