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Guided Comprehension: Evaluating Using the Meeting of the Minds Technique
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 60-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall (Puffin, 1996) or another original version
- The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (Puffin, 1996)
- Computers with Internet access
- Three instructional-level texts
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Meeting of the Minds Chart
- Meeting of the Minds Rubric
- Summary Sheet: Student-Facilitated Comprehension Routines
- Reader’s Theater Script for The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
- Folk and Fairy Tales, Tongue-in-Cheek Versions
|1.||Read an original version of The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs to become familiar with the stories. Develop some questions that contrast the two points of view in the stories (wolf vs. pigs).
|2.||Copy the Meeting of the Minds Chart onto chart paper or an overhead transparency for class demonstration. Make one copy of the chart for each student as well.
|3.||Gather three instructional-level texts that match the needs of three levels of reading in your class (see Folk and Fairy Tales, Tongue-in-Cheek Versions).
NOTE: This lesson is intended as an introduction to the evaluating strategy and the use of the meeting of the minds technique. With continued practice, students should be able to apply the evaluating strategy independently to other texts.