Comprehension Through Quotes

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GOAL: To use quotes as a model for students to learn that just reading the words is not always enough.

Many readers believe that when they have finished the last word in a passage, they’re done. A most difficult idea to convey to students is that good readers don’t stop there. After the words are read, there is a second and equally important job to do. We must ask ourselves, Did I understand what I read?

In this lesson you will receive:
-59 thought-provoking quotes that will be analyzed for meaning,then discussed.
-Two different worksheets to use with the quotes. One for students to work independently and one for students working in pairs or small groups.

Worksheets have pre/post discussion questions that will show any changes in comprehension after class discussion.

This 10 minute activity was one of my favorite ways to begin my reading class.

RI.5.1    RI.6.1    RI.7.1    RI.8.1
SL.5.1d  SL.6.1d  SL.7.1d    SL.8.1d