Do you want your students to go from superficial explanations of the evidence they find in texts to deeper more sophisticated interpretations of that evidence? More often than not teachers simply say, "show deeper thinking" - without actually giving students tangible, leverageable strategies that show students 'HOW' to show deeper thinking. Interpreting text evidence is VERY challenging for students. At best they often just provide evidence without explaining the evidence and often they don't connect this evidence to their claims about texts.
This completely UNIQUE series of strategies will enable your middle school aged students to be able to think about their reading in a much more sophisticated way. This resource walks students step-by-step through the use of text interpretation through analogies and abstract association. (Complicated sounding terms - but EASY to master for all ability levels.) These strategies always lead to deeper and better interpretation of text evidence. This video builds and the work presented in my Level 1 video on Quote Sandwiches and Warrants and my Level 2 video on Interpretation through Analysis. I believe that you will find that the strategies covered in this entire course of videos will form the foundation of your work on getting students to think and write deeper about the stories they read.
The video begins with relating interpretation to students own lives. Students are walked through a process in which they learn deeper about a significant event in their own lives. Students are then shown how to apply these same deeper thinking strategies(analogical associations) to any event in any story. Eventually, students are set free and encouraged to use these strategies with their own reading books.
I guarantee you will use the strategies taught in this video again and again and again with your students.
Trust me on this purchase, the instructional knowledge that you are learning through this video is worth far more than the $6 dollars I am charging for this content. You'll also find that levels 1 and 2 will vastly extend your repertoire of how to teach students to think deeper about their reading. You might pay at least a hundred dollars to learn these techniques at a conference or through an all day P.D.
ALL SLIDES shown in the video are offered as supplementary material FREE with this video. A link to the read aloud is also included.