Marti Dryk
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Drawing conclusions refers to information that is implied or inferred. This means that the information is never clearly stated. There has always been some confusion between this and making inferences. This lesson uses pictures to help students see
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Inferencing is what students have the most difficulty on when taking tests and it is the most important thing to comprehension. This activity is a highly engaging one and is for all ages of students. All you have to do is laminate the directions
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My kids really had to think on this one but it improved their test scores. I have shared this with teachers at all levels K-12 and those teachers have found it has made a huge difference. Kids read, predict, reread, confirm and/or adjust their
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SAMPLE: "Many people listen to music on as they travel, work and play. Think about the ways music affects you. Now explain how music affects your life. WOW! 298 expository writing prompts! I have a PhD in reading and my dissertation was
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Students will look at pictures and write captions for each. Great way to teach summarization. ●The great thing about this is that if you lose one page of the lesson all you have to do is print out just that sheet. ●Laminate the directions
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Students are asked to justify/make inferences about what they read. Inferencing is hard to teach and this is an easy way to do it.
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A real WINNER!!! Students are given pictures and descriptions of birds. They are to read using context clues to match the picture with the definition. There are so many pictures that they can be divided into smaller groups. You can also use the
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YEA!!! A terrific lesson/activity for teaching inferencing. This is a great way to begin teaching a very very difficult concept. This teaches the kids to THINK!!! Students ask questions and make inferences.
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Putting paragraphs in order is the beginning to sequencing. This is because the events are clearly stated. Just cut apart the events in the story (not all the details) and have students put them in order.
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Quick Writes are ideas that students are to write about for only 2 minutes. Do one each day and then students won't ever say "I don't know what to write about." Be sure to download the free cover and instructions for this. Check out my store!
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Kids love this. They look at a part of picture and draw conclusions from what they see to figure out what is missing. There are over 25 pictures. All you have to do is print them out (in color or gray scale, put them at the center and have the
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Summarization is often taught using only fiction. This lesson gives you step by step instructions for whole, small and individual group lessons. It is easy to teach and easy for students to use independently over and over again. The only thing
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Fluency...is hard to teach and monitor when a student is reading independently. This is a great way! I've used it with my class in centers and not only do they get to read orally but learn more and more how to read with expression. ●There
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A metaphor is an implied comparison of two UNLIKE/DIFFERENT objects (nouns). For example, you could compare love to a rose, a doodlebug to an igloo, hair to a straw broom, and so on. For this activity, you are to compare each listed noun to an
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Students will learn how to gather information from a variety of ways when reading non-fiction text. By knowing how these features enhance the whole reading selection they will fully comprehend it.
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This is by far one of the best lessons on drawing conclusion and inferencing. Use it before starting a reading selection and then go from there. It helps students make text-to-self and text-to-text solutions! Definitely use this for an
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This is a great visual way to get students to see how summarization works. It forces students to summarize in fewer and fewer words.
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Have you ever been trapped in a conversation that seems to go on indefinitely, mostly because the speaker feels he or she must report every detail of a situation? One has to wonder if perhaps the speaker never learned the skill of summarization.
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This is a huge testing item because it calls for inferencing. Just laminate the directions, set it out for students, have them read any selection then complete the worksheet. It is higher level thinking and can be used with the whole class,
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Main idea, details, vocabulary... A wonderful game with the game board in English and Spanish. This game can also be used for many other comprehension objectives. This mini-lesson really makes a difference in student's thinking and test scores.
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Teacher, principal, director of Reading, consultant, college professor, all around great person!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA-SMU MEd-University of North Texas PhD-Texas Women's University (Reading and writing)

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Marti Dryk, PhD has degrees from SMU, North Texas State University, and Texas Women’s University. She has done post-doctoral work at Texas State University and Centro Bilingue San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Having been actively involved in education since 1968, she has worked in public and private schools and as an educational consultant on a national basis. Dr. Dryk’s specialty is reading, but is well versed in the writing process, gifted and talented, bilingual, and at risk students. She also has unique and successful methodologies for employing reading skills in the content areas. She taught this course at the University of Texas. Among her other credentials she holds a superintendent certification, has been a teacher, principal, and Director of Curriculum, served on several state and national committees, and has worked with schools in crisis. She has authored a CD (Hit the Bulls Eye) with 250 lessons in English and Spanish in the area of K-12 reading called Hit the Bullseye. She is a nationwide presenter.