This doodle-notes style worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with the popular Crash Course Literature Season 1 Episode 1: How and why we read video on YouTube. The video covers why written stories are considered more enduring than spoken stories, why authorial intent is not as important as reader interpretation, the importance of literary devices, and how reading helps individuals.
The printable worksheet/s encourages active listening and spurs students to think deeply about how to read, understand and interpret literature. The episode runs for approximately 7 minutes, so the mini-lesson could run for between 15-30 minutes depending on the class.
Photos of completed worksheet/s and teacher notes are included before the worksheet/s. The notes contain a hyperlink to the video. Please note that some worksheets have more than one version to account for spelling differences between the USA and UK/Australia. Ensure you print the applicable worksheet. Teacher notes are written with American spelling.
How to use:
1. Introduce the concept of doodle notes (if your class is unfamiliar). Google (or visit the tpt store of) Math Giraffe for more information about the benefits of doodle notes.
2. Explain that you will be watching a short video about the text and that students are to use the worksheet to take notes. Explain that they are encouraged to write, highlight, draw, shade, and scribble while listening/watching.
3. After the video has played, use it as a starting point for discussion about the text and discuss what students have written as part of their notes.
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