I predict you will think this lesson is a golden one! It is designed to help students with both their reading comprehension and note-taking skills. You can have them do the lesson independently or as a guided reading lesson or as a cooperative learning lesson.
In the lesson, I retold the myth “King Midas and the Golden Touch,” in about 3 and a half pages. The retelling comes with 5 charming drawings. They show the king, his gold, his daughter, the stranger who grants the king his wish, and the king and his daughter happy at the end. There are also eight note-taking frames (or boxes). Each contains a question that prompts students to note details and form conclusions about the reading. The questions also elicit responses on character traits, causes and effects, and events at the beginning, middle, and ending of the story.
The note-taking strategy is bound to get your students actively thinking about their reading. You choose how much you want to guide your students in their reading and note-taking responses. The lesson promotes the Common Core ELA standard of students to refer to details and examples in a text, and cite the text’s evidence to support their analysis as well as their ability to make inferences from the text.
This product is a word document that you can easily print off the number of copies you need and that you can easily edit if you desire. The 7th page is the answer key.