| At the end of this lesson,
students were invited to compose a reflective paragraph on using
fix-up options to comprehend text. They were asked to develop a
metaphor that related to regaining comprehension. These are two examples
of their work.
Reflective Paragraphs by Rebecca
We read a poem called "Jabberwocky." We got some fix-up
options in case we got confused. These helped me when I lost comprehension
by giving me examples on how to figure out meaning. Some of the
options you have, if you lose comprehension, to regain are making
predictions, figuring out unknown words, and making an inference.
They can all be very helpful.
It is really important that we make meaning from what we read
because there may be deeper meaning. If we didn't make meaning
from reading, it would be like making cookies without the chocolate
chips. It just doesn't make sense. If you don't make meaning,
it's like you're not even reading. You are just skimming a bunch
of jumbled up words in your head. Without meaning in reading,
reading isn't fun.
Reflective Paragraphs by Luke
The fix-up options strategies were very helpful when reading
"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. For me, I usually got
lost when the poem was using an interesting voice and strange
words that I did not understand. When I came to these parts, I
would lose track of where I was in the poem, and my head would
go off and thing about something else.
Most of the sixteen strategies fix-up options really helped me
organize my thoughts so I could understand the meaning of this
poem. The fix-up strategies are like little tiny assistants working
on our brain. Using these strategies for this poem, or any reading
material, we are able to keep on track and actually take in what
we are reading. It is important to understand what we are reading,
whether it be for entertainment or knowledge, we should always
make out the meaning of what we are reading for future reference.
Students were also invited to draw the "Jabberwocky."
of "The Jabberwocky"