Reflection: Modeling Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day Five of Five Bon Voyage! - Section 4: Lesson on Reading Closely and Character Traits and Emotions


I'm learning more about close reading every day.  The Common Core wants students to have a deep understanding of the texts that they are reading.  In order to support my students with this I model reading, and rereading.  Often times they're in a big hurry to finish up.  I explain that I would rather read less material, and understand it better, than read more and have little understanding.  I use phrases, like "Let's read that again to see what the author was trying to say", and "I understand that better now that I've reread that passage again."

  Close Reading
  Modeling: Close Reading
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Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day Five of Five Bon Voyage!

Unit 2: Ocean Inspired Unit
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer relevant questions from the text to show their understanding. SWBAT identify character traits and emotions, giving evidence from the text to support their choice.

Big Idea: Sink or Swim? Find out the exciting conclusion as your crew reads chapter 9, 10, and 11 in Dark Day in the Deep Sea. They'll practice asking and answering questions, character traits and emotions, and reflect on the unit essential question.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Listening and Speaking, character trait, character emotion, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics, technology in education, Nonfiction (Reading), third grade, evidence, speaking, listening, fantasy, sea, grade 3, flip book, Dark Day in the Deep Sea, Mary Pope Osborne, ask, answer, Magic Tree House, questioning, emotion, discussions, Essential Question, dialogue, trait, close reading, smart board, read closely
  70 minutes
unit two essential question
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