Monday, November 23, 2009
Jo W., Math Teacher at Mt. Blue, November 20, 2009
Jo began by explaining the students would begin a new concept and she wanted them to preview the chapter. She walked them through, looking at the text features first. As they looked at the text features, Jo had students summarize what they understood from the specific text feature. She then had them read meaningful chunks and select the most important words. Individually and then together, students created brief sentences to summarize the chunks of text. While students reported out, Jo guided this process by doing a think aloud on the summarizing process. Bravo! This is a strategy they will need to use when they are reading problems.