This is the 5th of 5 units in Digging Reading, a classroom curriculum for teaching reading comprehension strategies.
Unit 5: Being Metacognitive
Metacognitive readers monitor their comprehension and take action to figure out what they don’t understand. Because Being Metacognitive requires the use of other strategies, it is taught at the end of the curriculum. In Week 1 of Unit 5, students learn to be metacognitive readers. In Weeks 2 and 3, they review and practice all the reading comprehension strategies they’ve learned in the curriculum.
Students learn the reading strategy through activities and interactive reading of the trade book The Tarantula in My Purse by Jean Craighead George. All materials are provided except the trade book.
You will receive:
• Teacher's Guide (PDF)
The Teacher's Guide provides step-by-step instructions for four lessons and answers to the Activity Book pages.
• Activity Book (PDF)
The Activity Book is designed with plenty of student appeal! Thematic illustrations enhance the activities, whether students are reading a passage, working with a partner, or recording their ideas.
• 2 Posters (JPGs)
Full-color posters, all with an archaeology theme, provide visual reminders of the strategies and how to use them.
• 9 Transparencies (PDFs)
The transparencies are used to model the strategies, stimulate thinking, and gather class input.
• 3 Quizzes/Tests with Answer Keys (PDFs)
The first week ends with a quiz. In the third week, students take a practice test and a final test.