Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact
Chapter 3: Activating
and Building Background Knowledge
These links will take you to photos, information,
extensions, and testimonials from classroom teachers and teacher-librarians
who field tested the lessons from Chapter 3: Activating and Building Background
Knowledge. At the end of each page, you will
also find the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner that are addressed
in each sample lesson.
|Teacher-Librarian Keisa Williams
and Kinder-First Grade Classroom Teacher Melanie ElLaissi, Monarch
Academy, Oakland, California
|Teacher-Librarian Melody Holehan-Kopas
and Second-grade Classroom Teacher Kim Downey, Anthem School, Anthem,
Teicher and Fifth-grade Classroom Teacher Massiel Garcia, P.S. 86,
Bronx, New York
Tohono O'odham Nation
||This pathfinder is located in another section of the
storytrail.com Web site.
This pathfinder can also support an even deeper investigation into
Tohono O'dham culture than is required for comprehending the choral
reading of Sing Down the Rain.
Integrating the Similarities and Differences Strategy:
These resources further the information
in Chapter 3 related to integrating the similarities and differences
research-based instructional strategy into reading comprehension
lessons. Some of these graphic organizers were created for a lesson
plan which appeared in School Library Media Activities Monthly.
Category Matrix (pdf)
||This is a sample category
matrix for a "Tricking the Trickster" text set. Note:
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story by Confederated
Salish and Kootenai Tribes, illustrated by Sam Sandoval (University
of Nebraska Press, 2005) should only be used in the winter months,
November through February.
Notemaking for Category Matrix (Web page)
This Web page provides a sample of notemaking on the story elements
found in the French Cinderella story.
Element Venn Diagram (pdf)
||This Venn diagram can be used
for comparing story elements in two different stories. Readers must
make accurate and comparable comparisons by giving unique details
of the setting in Book A on line #1 and in Book B on line #1 and
Element Comparison Rubric for Notemaking and Venn Diagram (pdf)
||This rubric can be adapted
for use when small groups engage in notemaking and comparing story
elements in two stories.
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