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Reading Lab #1: Comprehension (Gr. 6-8)

Updated: Oct 4

Objective: Students will be able to self-monitor their understandings of a complex text by utilizing the strategy of visualization.

Essential Questions:

  1. How does visualization help us to understand the meaning of the passage?

  2. How can drawing images of main events in the text act as a visual summary?

  3. What can readers do if they don’t understand a text?


Enduring Understandings:

  1. Paying attention to main events and actions in the text can help trigger the brain to develop a “mental movie,” which lets readers know that they are understanding the story.

  2. Strategies, like active doodling, are important because they can help readers to determine if they’ve understood the text.

  3. When readers don’t understand the text, they engage in problem solving strategies like rereading or chunking.


Standards:

Grade 6


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


Grade 7


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.


Grade 8


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.


Materials:


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