Main Objective and Learning Target: Students to be able to have the ability to analyze how information is presented, comprehend the information critically, determine the perspective and purpose of the author, be able to apply it to your life, and establish what the text and content means.
Four steps or modes of analysis are reflected in four types of reading and discussion: • What a text says – restatement • What a text does – description • What a text means – interpretation • So what does it mean to me – application
In-depth analysis: * What a text says – restatement – talks about the same topic as the original (summary or restatement) * What a text does – description – discusses aspects of the presentation of the text (choices of content, language, and structure) * What a text means – interpretation —analyzes the text and asserts a meaning for the text as a whole (putting the message in a larger context and determine theme) * So what does it mean to me – application of the text to my life (finding the relevance of the bigger meaning/theme to my life)
Explaining the importance and procedures of Guided Highlighted reading and how it is a part of Close and Critical reading:
Purpose: It engages you the student in print/text It develops fluent scanning It allows you to highlight the most important information which prepares you for the SAT It prepares you to analyze the text for substantive conversation
Materials: You will be given the following but are not limited to: A chart to fill in A copy of the text A highlighter pen A Lesson explaining what is required of you to do
Application and Understanding: You will be given an article or piece of text that all students will receive You will Identify the vocabulary that is important to understanding You will determine a context for the information that you will frame to your prior knowledge. You will closely consider what kind of discussion you want to come out of the reading of the text to discuss with your fellow students and the teacher. You will be able to identify the appropriate information to be highlighted based on the goal and learning target. You will be able to map out the text paragraph by paragraph with prompts you to highlight the information.
What the Teacher will ask of you for example: To have you build the context for the reading by activating prior knowledge. To have you find the vocabulary in the text and highlight it as you give the definition. To have you scan the text after the teacher has told you which paragraph and what to highlight. (Similar to finding Waldo) To answer ten SAT Prep questions that pertain to the reading
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