A visual organizer for students to practice comprehension of selected paragraphsSugerencia de uso
1. Download the file and make copies for students.
2. Tell students to imagine they are researching a topic because they need to give presentation. They find the texts and are reading but seem not to understand, and not necessarily because of a lack of vocabulary but because there is a lot of information and they do not know how to organize their reading.
3. Essentially, close reading means reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension.”
4. Distribute the organizer and ask students to use their English textbook and look for a reading text, a fable, a story, a science text, etc., a paragraph to close read.
5. Guide students through the organizer and tell them they must then follow five steps to better understand the paragraph.
6. The student must read that paragraph and annotate it.
7. Then, the student must come up with a question they have on that paragraph.
8. Last, they should re-read the paragraph and formulate a conclusion on it.
9. Ask students to share their information with the class and encourage students to make comments and give opinions.
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