Reflection: Gradual Release WHAT Were You Thinking?! Recording Thinking While Reading - Section 3: Guided Practice


At this point in the lesson, many students were able to understand my thinking but had a hard time identifying places where they had a thought. I believe students underestimated all of the thinking they were doing when they understood something they read. When I noticed that only a few students were sharing, I paused and asked a few students to try to explain what skill this lesson focused on and how we were doing it. After one student attempted to do it, I asked if there any other students who could put it in their own words or different words. I did it this way to encourage some students to realize that even when thinking happens fast, we are still thinking and asking ourselves questions and sometimes we need to just slow do in order to pay attention to our thinking. 

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WHAT Were You Thinking?! Recording Thinking While Reading

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 1 of 14

Objective: SWBAT record their thinking and understanding as they read nonfiction texts.

Big Idea: Students develop their comprehension of a nonfiction text by paying attention to their thinking while they are reading.

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English / Language Arts, comprehension question, Comprehension (Reading), Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, main idea, nonfiction, comprehension, notes, monitoring, inferring, subheadings, subtitles
  35 minutes
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