July 17, 2005

Extending Meaning

There are many different after-reading activities teachers can use to reenforce comprehension of what they just read.

Scales help students make better sense of the texts by "making comparisons, recognizing contrasts, draw conclusion, and distinguish between facts and opinions" (139).

Somebody Wanted But So is a summary strategy. Have students read a story and decide who the somebody is, what the somebodywanted, but what happened to keep something from happening, and so, finally, how everything worked out.

Other good after-reading strategies are Retellings, an oral summary based on elements, It Says -- I Say, making inferences, and Strategy Snapshots, using symbolic sketches, finding most important words andwriting reflections.

Posted by wall0367 at July 17, 2005 8:03 PM