In my reading and writing across content (it really should be literacy across content but I did not name it), I need to make my reading goals clear. This is the one academic year where I offer this course every semester so I have a chance to test out, tweak, revise.
Here are my reading goals that I am trying out:
Students will be immersed in reading experiences where they have to
- visualize ideas and situations in text (doodle notes)
- make connections (bulletin board discussions, post it connections, yarn bridges)
- ask questions (questions as feedback, positive presuppositions, question as paraphrase)
- draw inferences
- evaluate and determine what’s important (creating mini lessons to teach each other)
- notice and analyze the author’s craft (reading circle, writing circle, model texts)
- recall ideas (discussion, doodle notes, alaka’i)
- self-monitor while reading (brain map)
I need more ideas on drawing inferences but it may not be a stand alone. More like a simile is a type of metaphor is a type of figurative language strategy but not necessarily true that a metaphor is a simile. Not sure if that makes sense but is is just on the edge of cognition and clarity.