Monday, January 31, 2011

Make your thinking visible

The student used the genre (non fiction) to help him comprehend the article
I like to use annotation with my fourth and fifth graders for test prep. This is a fifth grade MCAS question on nature photography. I tell my students to read with a pencil in their hand...and make their thinking visible by writing notes, ideas, thoughts in the margin as they read. Later, when it is time to correct the multiple choice questions, I give each child a copy of my "teacher notes" so they can see how I made my thinking visible. Sometimes we have the same thoughts and ideas while reading. I love to read what they wrote. Christine

This child wrote which reading strategy she used: infer

This child used questioning in her notes

This is my copy ( I share my notes with the students)

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have my students do this too! I tell them to go ahead and mark up the page! :) I like the addition of you showing a copy of your teacher notes afterward. What a great way to continue modeling deep thinking. I love that! Thanks for sharing!

    The Teaching Thief