1. Topic-
Comprehension Strategy
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to better understand the things they read.
2.Students will be able to use the study strategy in any subject area classroom.
3.Students will feel more confident in their ability to read and understand classroom materials.
4. Objectives-
Language Arts Grades 5-8
Reading and Listening for Comprehension Content Standard I: Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard, and viewed.
5-8 Benchmark I-A: Listen to, read, react to, and interpret information
8 1. Narrate a personal account that:
a. b. c. d. e. f.
2. Make 3. Read
June 2009
a. establishes a point of view and sharpens focus; b. uses remembered feelings; c. selects details that best illuminate the topic; and d. connects events to self and society.
2. Interact in group activities and/or seminars to: a. share personal reactions to questions raised; b. give reasons and cite examples from texts to support opinions; c. clarify, illustrate, or expand on a response; and d. ask classmates for similar expansion.
5. Materials and Aids-
Articles current to age group and current events, note cards with Reciprocal Teaching questions on each.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Test for Prior Knowledge (could have done better)
2. Introduce comprehension subject area and give overview of what would take place.

B. Development-

1. Go through and explain each step to entire class.
2.Ask if anyone has questions, answer any.

C. Practice-

1. Split up into groups of six, or as close as possible to that number.
2. Walk around to each group checking for understanding of activity.
3. Ask questions to help prompt group discussion.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Have students spit into chosen groups.
2. Each group must make up questions for the six cards to help with comprehended a common reading material.
3. Present ideas of initial exercise to see where students stand and if they understood purpose of lesson.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Colored question cards.
2. White question cards.
3.Choice of article.
4. Choice of groups.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Go over each step again and make sure they can describe to you.
2. Ask how they can use outside of reading class?

G. Closure-

Give examples of how each card could be used to help study in another subject.

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