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  1. M&M’s & Reading… What’s the Connection?

  2. M & M = MAKING MEANING • Reading requires thinking • Thinking = internal dialogue • Internal dialogue = thinking in your head

  3. MAKING MEANING •Text – What the author is telling me •Thinking – What’s going on in my head Text + Thinking = Making Meaning

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. STRATEGIES FOR GOOD READERS • Visualize • Connect • Question • Infer • Determine main ideas/themes • Synthesize

  7. DO YOU THINK THIS ARTIST HAD A STRATEGY?

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. QUESTIONING • I wonder … • How could … • What if … • Why … • I don’t understand… • It confused me ….. • Who, what why, when, how….

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. THINKTHINKTHINKTHINK

  15. 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