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tuesday, 12/10

posted Dec 10, 2013, 5:45 PM by Kimron Thomas
surveying & predicting

we continued yesterday's conversation about being skillful readers, and discussed the fact that as readers, each of us is different. i emphasized the idea that when we work on reading skills, the thing that matters most is that students try to learn and use the skills & strategies in order to become more skillful readers. then i modeled how i get ready to read by surveying the text and by making predictions about what it's all about and what i'll learn from it. after that, we surveyed a common text together, and then students practiced on three expert texts before picking the one they felt will be at the right challenge level for them when we begin reading tomorrow.