Too focused on comprehension- not enough on skill?
I'm really struggling. This is my third year teaching and I am really trying to make sure that I am teaching the SKILL instead of the novel. Ex I am teaching Night and I spend great amounts of time trying to make sure they understand the historical, and the sequencing of the plot- that I am fairly confident that the upper thinking skills are not being addressed. My state has adopted the CC however it isn't implemented yet- so Im examining the standards on my own. But im struggling b/c my students aren't readers (trying to change that) and Im trying to get them to examine and compare but I spend more time going over what happened in the last 6 pages along with the vocabulary to comprehend what happened in the last 6 pages. guidance? suggestions?
- English Language Arts