This week we are wrapping up sentence structure and moving on to reading comprehension strategies. The students will take a unit test early next week on the entire reading strategy unit- morpheme study, sentence structure, and comprehension strategies. The students will take the test after a jeopardy review next Monday.
Monday: Teacher for a day- students create and teach the class a lesson on everything they've learned about subjects and predicates to the group.
Tuesday: Students will learn and implement before-reading comprehension strategies including predicting, skimming/scanning, and KWL charts. We will read an exert from their literature books.
Wednesday: Students will learn and implement during-reading strategies including stopping to ask yourself questions, highlighting/taking notes, and visualization. We will read a poem.
Thursday: Students will learn and implement after-reading comprehension strategies including summarizing with a graphic organizer, answering questions about the text, and book-club discussions.
Friday: Students will use one before, during, and after reading strategy to comprehend a short text.
The unit ends with a test on Monday. The next unit will be on writing/analyzing texts.