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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•Text – What the author is telling me
•Thinking – What’s going on in my head
Text + Thinking = Making Meaning
I’m thinking...I’m noticing …I’m recalling….I’m wondering …
I’m seeing …I’m feeling…I’m connecting... I'm predicting
•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?
I use what I already know to understand what I read.
• How could …
• What if …
• Why …
• I don’t understand…
• It confused me …..
I combine what I already know with new information I read, to understand the text.
I understand the main ideas of the text and what the author's message is.