STUDENTS WILL... (DAY 9)
- CO-CONSTRUCT A COLLEGIAL, VIBRANT COMMUNITY OF READERS
- INTERNALIZE THE ROUTINES AND STRUCTURES OF INDEPENDENT READING PRACTICE
- MAKE LITERATURE CHOICES THAT REPRESENT INTERESTS AND LEVEL
- PRACTICE INCREASING STAMINA AS READERS
- SET THOUGHTFUL CLASS AND INDIVIDUALIZED READING GOALS
CONNECT THROUGH WARM-UP
YESTERDAY WE PRACTICED THINKING DEEPLY WHILE READING. WE THOUGHT ABOUT THE MAIN CHARACTER'S THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS. WE THOUGHT ABOUT THE REASON THE AUTHOR HAD WRITTEN THIS BOOK. AND WE THOUGHT ABOUT CERTAIN WORDS OR IDEAS THAT KEEP BEING REPEATED IN THE TEXT.
THE RELATIVES CAME
By Cynthia Rylant
Let's Meet the Author
Today I am going to teach you a way people think deeply while reading by using a strategy called "text-to-self connection". A text-to-self connection is when you are reading a book and it reminds you of something that has happened in your life or that you can relate to. Watch me as we listen to The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and I stop to jot down my text-to-self connections on post-it notes.
Making Text Connections!!
Now it is your turn to think about a text-to-self connection that you can make with something in The Relatives Came. When you're ready, turn and tell your partner your connection.
During reading workshop today, you will read and think about text-to-self connections. When you make a text-to-self connection, mark that page with a post-it note and write down your connection. Try to make 3 text-to-self connections while reading.