Monday, August 26, 2013

Reading Difficult Texts

Have you ever read a book, or a poem, or an article, and been utterly flummoxed by it? ( That's a fun word, isn't it?) Today, we talked about using strategies to fix the flummoxed feeling. I also challenged students to a reading match: see if you can find a text that you're an expert on, but that other folks (including me!) won't be able to understand. A lot of our understanding comes from our background knowledge or experiences, and since everyone's set of knowledge and experience is different, I'm really looking forward to seeing that students bring in.

Texts we looked at today were:
"The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner"
an excerpt from "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"

Bring a text you like to class
Complete the reading survey here.

-Mrs. L.

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