Tuesday afternoon group has changed topics. We brainstormed then envisioned what we might investigate and produce. Finally, we narrowed the vote to one winner. We selected reading comprehension as our next focus. Then we voted on a genre. Adventure won.
At our next group session, we'll fill in a KWL* chart about reading comprehension. I'll also review with them the key information needed to learn and incorporate any comprehension strategy into their repertoires: what it is, when to use it, and how to use it.
Using what they tell me during our work on building the KWL chart, I will map out a set of strategies and adventure stories.
At our second group session, I'll introduce our first strategy and our first reading.
As we incorporate strategies into our personal repertoires, we will build note pages to remind us about what the strategies are, when to use them, and how to use them . We'll also include examples for each strategy.
The end product of this new topic will be increased comprehension skills and a set of personalized note pages to refer to until they become second nature.
*KWL chart =
K: What do I know?
W: What do I want to know?
L: What have I learned? (This part is filled in as we learn.)