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Free Reading Chart

Cynthia Youngblood
Santa Rosa District Schools

Description

Students will read library book daily for ten to fifteen minutes and then log in information on a Free Reading Chart, giving a brief summary of what they just read and then writing a brief reactionary response to the reading.

Objectives

The student uses background knowledge of the subject and text structure knowledge to make complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of the reading selection.

The student determines the main idea or essential message in a text and identifies relevant details and facts and patterns of organization.

The student writes text, notes, outlines, comments, and observations that demonstrate comprehension of content and experiences from a variety of media.

Materials

-Library book
-Free Reading Chart (See attachment.)
-Pen or pencil

Preparations

1. Make copies of Free Reading Chart for students. (See attached file.)
2. Arrange time in the media center for the checking out of books.

Procedures

1. Arrange a time in the media center for students to check out a book.

2. Hand out Free Reading Chart and explains to students. (See attachment.)

3. Students will read books daily for fifteen minutes. Students will be given five minutes to fill out Free Reading Chart.

4. Students will record the date, the amount of time which they spent reading, a brief summary, and a brief, reactionary response (connection) to the reading. In this connection, students will record questions, comments, ideas, and predictions- any responses that they had while reading the material.

5. After five entries, take up chart and evaluate SUMMARIES and CONNECTIONS to see if students were able to make predictions of content and authorís purpose, to determine the main idea, and to communicate ideas effectively through writing which demonstrate comprehension of content.

Assessments

Teacher evaluates the sections, SUMMARIES and CONNECTIONS, on charts to see if students were able to make predictions of content and author's purpose, to determine the main idea, and to communicate ideas effectively through writing which demonstrates comprehension of content.

Extensions

Free Reading Time can be given for other reading material.

Attached Files

Attached file.     File Extension: pdf

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