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M&M’s & Reading… What’s the Connection?. M & M = MAKING MEANING. Reading requires thinking Thinking = internal dialogue Internal dialogue = thinking in your head. MAKING MEANING. • Text – What the author is telling me •Thinking – What’s going on in my head

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m m making meaning
M & M = MAKING MEANING
  • Reading requires thinking
  • Thinking = internal dialogue
  • Internal dialogue = thinking in your head
making meaning
MAKING MEANING

•Text – What the author is telling me

•Thinking – What’s going on in my head

Text + Thinking = Making Meaning

good readers monitor for comprehension
GOOD READERS MONITOR FOR COMPREHENSION
  • As I read……

I’m thinking...I’m noticing …I’m recalling….I’m wondering …

I’m seeing …I’m feeling…I’m connecting... I'm predicting

  • Does what I’m reading make sense?

•Do I understand what I am reading?

•What do I do if I don’t understand?

•What do I do if it doesn’t make sense?

good readers monitor for comprehension1
GOOD READERS MONITOR FOR COMPREHENSION
  • What do I predict might happen next?
  • What does the author want me to know (main ideas, reason for writing)
  • Can I re-tell what I read, explain it, summarize it and draw conclusions?
strategies for good readers
STRATEGIES FOR GOOD READERS
  • Visualize
  • Connect
  • Question
  • Infer
  • Determine main

ideas/themes

  • Synthesize
visualizing
VISUALIZING
  • As I read, I can create pictures in my mind..
  • I’m picturing…
  • •I can imagine…
  • •I can feel…
  • •I can taste…
  • •I can touch…
  • •I can hear…
  • •I can smell…

I

connecting
CONNECTING

I use what I already know to understand what I read.

  • It reminds me of … because…
  • It reminds me of the time I ... because .
  • It reminds me of when I read….because
  • It reminds me of something I heard about because ...
  • I have a connection!
questioning
QUESTIONING
  • I wonder …

• How could …

• What if …

• Why …

• I don’t understand…

• It confused me …..

  • Who, what why, when, how….
inferring when the author doesn t answer my questions i must infer
INFERRINGWhen the author doesn't answer my questions I must infer...
  • Maybe...
  • I think...
  • It could be ...
  • It's because...
  • Perhaps...
  • It might mean ...
  • I'm guessing...
synthesizing
SYNTHESIZING

I combine what I already know with new information I read, to understand the text.

  • Now I get it!...
  • This makes me think of...
  • I learned that ...
  • I understand this because...
determing main ideas
DETERMING MAIN IDEAS

I understand the main ideas of the text and what the author's message is.

  • The text was mainly about...
  • The author is trying to tell

us that...

  • I learned...
  • The important details were...
what s next
WHAT’S NEXT?
  • Small Group Reading Comprehension Packets
  • iPad Reading Comprehension Games
    • http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames/dictionary.html
      • Maps and directions
      • Using a dictionary
      • Non-fiction books
    • http://www.pspb.org/blueribbon/interactives.html
      • Questioning Cube
      • Making Connections
      • Detectives Notebook