This process takes time but it is so worth it. Students have a model to refer to and they use it to guide their own learning which is part of the common core. I hope this helps you. I highly recommend a subscription to Storyworks. They have text that is lexiled and written for 3rd-6th grade level. It helps me greatly because our reading series is old and I have not touched it in 10 years. Yikes!
I included the links below including a freebie to check out. Maybe this is something you can use. Please ask me questions if you need help. Also I'm new to blogging and this is a learning process for me. My blog is not beautiful and that is not my goal at this point. My goal this year is to share what I do in my classroom, learn as an educator and teach to the best of my ability.
|We took notes on compare and contrast and what good readers do when they use this strategy. We read one article and highlighted text. We did this together.|
|The next day we read the second text and highlighted information that was important. We completed a venn diagram together showing the similarities and differences in text.|
|The 3rd day we reviewed our venn diagram and discussed what we learned from this text and wrote the following information together.|