This is a note taking organizer that I have created to correlate with McGraw Hills Open Court Unit 1, Week 1 story "The Marble Champ". This organizer requires students to stay actively involved while they read the selection. Students will be utilizing a variety of comprehension skills throughout the close read including: identifying the elements of realistic fiction, identifying characters traits of the main character, making connections with the text, making predictions, visualizing a portion of the text, and comparing and contrasting the supporting characters in the selection.
This is such an effective way to model your thinking aloud as you share the selection with your students. Students are required to analyze their thinking, dig deep into the text and make personal connections. As you scaffold this activity, students begin to develop the characteristics of effective readers! Incorporating note-taking organizers into your weekly reading lessons provides your students with the framework to be readers who can tackle any text!
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