Reflection: Routines and Procedures Good Readers Connect With the Problems in the Stories They Read - Section 3: Independent Learning


I value the academic discourse and to be honest, I wish my students were better at it. I introduce it at the beginning of the year and we practice it in group times. Our best practice times are during guided reading groups because we can stop and restart using discourse language. I also have it posted on the meeting table and in their journals for reference. I put a copy of the discourse sheet in their lit circle meeting folders, too. The best way I have seen to increase their use of the sentence starters is to practice and model it and then to focus on two or three starters (I'd like to add on, I disagree with, I agree with ...and would like to add, etc.)     

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  Routines and Procedures: Teaching Academic Discourse
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Good Readers Connect With the Problems in the Stories They Read

Unit 12: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT...identify and evaluate the main problems in the text "Bud Not Buddy"

Big Idea: Understanding of the problem shows understanding of the story plot!

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