Note: This PowerPoint is most effectively used with the mini-lesson for “Lesson 2: Second Read Thinking Strategies for Informational Texts” included in our lesson 3-pack entitled Common Core: Reading Tough Informational Texts Foundations (also available in our TPT Store)
This lesson centers on introducing students to second-read thinking process and the three, increasingly complex, levels of thinking students should engage in while conducting second-reads of informational texts.
Expert readers of informational texts must be on the lookout for certain things as they conduct second-reads of informational texts.
Common Core Rationale:
Students who have experienced an over-emphasis on knowledge and comprehension level recall questions in their schooling often have difficulty thinking about texts they read. Instead of making inferences and asking themselves questions about what they read, these students often see texts as long series of equally important facts and information. When they attempt to take notes, they often copy too much directly from the text with the notion that it is all to be memorized. They get so lost in “fact-land” that they often miss the ideas presented texts. This lesson introduces students to the type of thinking about a text that should occur before a note is recorded.