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Guided Comprehension: Making Connections Using a Double-Entry Journal
|Grades||4 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 60-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Harvesting Hope by Kathleen Krull (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2003)
- Computers with Internet access
- Three instructional-level texts (see Suggested Booklist for Cesar Chavez)
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
- Making connections posters: Text-to-Self Connection, Text-to-Text Connection, Text-to-World Connection
- Double-Entry Journal
- Summary Sheet: Student-Facilitated Comprehension Routines
- Double-Entry Journal Instructions
- FOR-PD: Making Connections
- Building Stronger Connections to Texts With Electronic Experiences
- An American Hero: The Biography of Cesar E. Chavez (K–3)
- Biographical Sketch Grade Four Level: Cesar E. Chavez
- The Story of Cesar Chavez
|1.||Read Harvesting Hope and print out copies of the Double-Entry Journal for students.
|2.||Use the Summary Sheet: Student-Facilitated Comprehension Routines and the websites listed above to familiarize yourself with the making connections strategy, which includes three types of connections: text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world. Another recommended resource is the book Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 3-8 by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen (International Reading Association, 2002).
|3.||Print the making connections posters, Text-to-Self Connection, Text-to-Text Connection, and Text-to-World Connection, and either post them in your classroom or copy them onto transparencies to present to students.
|4.||Gather three instructional-level texts that match the needs of three levels of reading in your class (see Suggested Booklist for Cesar Chavez).