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Katheryn LedesmaReading and Literacy 1 - Dr. SheltonFebruary 26, 2022Chapter 8Teaching Comprehension:Reader FactorsMs. Ali Teaches Comprehension Strategies.Posters about comprehension strategies,includingconnecting questioning, repairing, and summarizing, hang on the wall in Ms. Alisclassroom.She explained that predictions guide their thinking.They made charts about thestrategy and practiced making predictions as Ms. Ali readThe Garden of Abdul Gasazi.The nextday she read them the story calledLa Mariposathe students had to read a couple of pages inorder to understand the whole story before they could make predictions.Ms. Ali wortoe theirpredictions aon small self-stick notes and attached to the pages as she read.She modeled thesenotes because she wanted to make their thinking more visible, and she wanted them to use self-stick notes.She wanted them to show her their thinking.See Sixth-Graders’ Strategy Poster - page 217Ms. Ali taught the connecting strategy using the bookSo Far from the Sea.Sheexplained that readers make three kinds of connections:text-to-self, text-to-world, and text-to-text.She read the book aloud, modeled making connections and encouraged the students toshare their connections.When the students made their connections she collected the notes,sorted them according to the kinds of connections and posted them in a column on achart.See chart on page 218 Connections ChartMs. Ali then reviews each comprehension strategy for students to be familiar with all ofthem, so that students can practice integrating their use of the comprehension strategies in anauthentic reading experience.She explains that readers rarely use only one strategy: instead,they use many of them at the same time.She introduces the bookJoey Pigza Loses Controlabout a boy whose parents are divorced and he goes to spend the summer with his dad.Joey hasADHD and he uses medicine patches to control his behavior.Ms. Ali asks the students to thinkabout divorced parents, summer vacations, and kids who have ADHD.Students talk about whatthey know about each topic and brainstorm about each question to stimulate their thinking aboutthe story:See questions on page 218.After reading the first chapter, the students come together to talk about it in agrandconversation.Ms. Ali continues reading and asks the students a question that Joey asks hismom “I just want him to love me as much as I already love him.”Ms. Ali asks students “Howdo parents show that they love their children?”She hangs up a sheet of chart paper, divides itinto two columns,Students suggest a number of ways and Ms. Ali writes their ideas under thequestion in the first column of the chart.Ledesma 2
In the second column she writes “How do kids show love to their parents?Students share theirsuggestions and Ms. Ali writes down their answer in the second column.

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Term
Fall
Professor
SonyaAcuña
Tags
Educational Psychology, Dyslexia, Katheryn Ledesma

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