This is a package deal -- two reading strategies, detailed, step-by-step with examples -- for use not only in any secondary ELA course, but in any subject area to help engage students with what they're reading! With this newly revised, 10-slide MS 2013 PPT presentation, you're purchasing the following:
a.) learning targets for both reading strategies: Double-Entry Journaling (Cornell Style Notes) and Legal Notes (Written Conversations)
b.) step-by-step instructions for both strategies, with examples
c.) inspiring statements about writing/reading (as graphics)
d.) other relevant (& fun!) graphics
e.) custom slide transitions
f.) custom slide animations within slides
g.) exit tickets for each strategy for instructor review as formative assessment to help reading development, regardless of grade level, age, or subject!
These strategies have been proven to be highly effective in any secondary classroom, with any textbook or piece of literature: these are truly cross-curricular mini-lesson activities to help students engage with what they read, particularly Common Core State Standard-driven. This PPT hones in on the Common Core State Standard Anchor Standards, including: close reading, identifying central ideas, analyzing development, point of view, structure, assessing information presented in diverse media formats, and so forth, as well as CCSS for writing, including W.7; W.9; W;10.
In inviting students to share what they recall, the connections they make, questions they have, feelings/impressions they're developing, and so forth, we are urging students to develop 21st Century Skills, including communication and critical thinking as they work within the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (eg. moving beyond basic comprehension to application, analysis, AND synthesis/creating)! This is particularly the case as they share what they write with other(s) in the classroom.
These mini-lessons can be spread over the course of several class periods, focusing on one each day as you help students develop positive reading strategies, where they make more connections with their text(s) and find new ways of interacting with and critically thinking about what they read. Thanks for visiting my store, and I look forward to your feedback!