Reflection: Rigor When Things go Awry! Ways to Stay Focused While Reading - Section 3: Independent Reading


This is a very challenging task for most students. It is already difficult for students to focus on whether or not they are really understanding what they are reading. It is even harder to ask them to identify the reasons they are not focused and then to come up with an effective strategy to refocus. Therefore, I don't expect students to record a lot of their distractions but rather encourage them to pay really close attention to when they understand and when they do not. This can sometimes helps them discover that they are distracted more often than they realized. 

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  Rigor: Paying Attention to Inattention
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When Things go Awry! Ways to Stay Focused While Reading

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 2 of 14

Objective: SWBAT monitor their reading and use strategies to refocus on comprehending the text.

Big Idea: When students space out or day dream, they benefit from strategies to help them refocus.

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English / Language Arts, Comprehension (Reading), Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, main idea, nonfiction, informational text, focus, montoring, strategies, refocus, inferring, subheadings, subtitles
  30 minutes
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