“Learning What We Read”
Rationale: One of the most important things about teaching children to read is to make sure that they comprehend. Comprehension is not automatic to all children; many need to be guided into learning how to comprehend. This lesson helps to guide students with comprehending.
Materials: paper, pencils, science textbook HBJ Science, Nova Edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers 1989, and a summary of the first paragraph of the selected reading “Living Things Move”.
1. Today we are going to read from Chapter 1 in your science textbook. I want you to read silently the section “Living Things Move” on pages 2 and 4. Remember that when we read silently we say the words to ourselves but not aloud.
2. Before you begin to read I want you to look at the questions on
· Do all living things move?
· How do plants move?
Think about these questions as you read this section silently.
3. A summary is a shortened version of something you read. It
contains only the most important information. It does not have
of the unimportant details. A summary of the first paragraph
be something like this. (Put summary on overhead and read aloud
Movement is a sign of life. You are moving at all times.
4. Now that you know what a summary is I want you to write a summary about what you have just read in “Living Things Move”.
References: HBJ Science, Nova Edition, Harcourt Brace
Fundamentals of Language and Literacy Instruction II instructed by Dr. Bruce Murray.
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