This post is based on the teaching tip from our upcoming newsletter. Reading is a great way to develop creative and critical thinking. Here are some activity ideas to get the students thinking as they read a text. I hope you find the following activities helpful and let us know if you try any of them out!
1. Using questions to pull out themain idea:
Students read and answer the WH~ questions to complete the chart (in note form only)
Then students write one-sentence that summarizes the text using one of these two formula:
- WHEN + WHO or WHAT + DOES WHAT + WHERE + WHY/ HOW
- WHO or WHAT + DOES WHAT + WHERE + WHEN + WHY/ HOW
For example: In his second year at Hogwarts (WHEN), Harry Potter (WHO) defeated Voldemort by destroying the horcrux (DOES WHAT) in the Chamber of Secrets (WHERE) with the…
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