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Any ideas for responding to articles?

Mar 2, 2013 6:30am

I would like some ideas on ways to respond to articles... I enjoy reading National Geographic magazines;however. I don't know how to incorporate them into my lesson. Thanks!

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    • Mar 4, 2013 2:47am

      I like the idea of pulling 10-15 key words or phrases from the article and having stuents create "possible sentences." When they do this, a hook is created that creates interest for the reader. They want to know if the question they wrote is correct or can be answered by the text. The follow up, after reading, is that the students can confirm or correct their sentence thru the text analysis. This also drives home the text dependent questioning approach. Good luck! I love hearing that you are using NG...great resource for nonfiction.

      • Mar 2, 2013 7:30am

        A colleague of mine did weekly articles with his current events class. Each week on a certain day a student was responsible for bringing in an article, with copies made for the class to read. The student was responsible for coming up with a 5 question quiz about the article as well and passing it out to the students, grading it, and returning it the teacher. This whole process did not take too much time in class and each student received up to 5 points, including the one in charge for the day, based on how they did on the quiz or the prep work for bringing in the article.

        • Mar 3, 2013 3:15pm

          Rosalina, look at the video on "Teen Driving". This is what I do with my class when I have an article. I have a hook question, directed note taking, small and large group discussion with Jury Style Philosophical Chairs. Let me know if you need details.