Welcome to SFA.
Students will be working on the 4 Core Reading Strategies during SFA. Classroom work will center around a specific strategy as well as the reading and writing TEKS.
The four strategies are:
clarification - the act of readers identifying and articulating an encountered problem, then clearing up their understanding of the problem that is preventing them from comprehending waaht they have read
summarization - the act of readers sorting through parts of the text, differentiating important ideas from those less important, then restating the passage in a more concise way
questioning - the act of readers generating their own questions about the text, then answering their question to increase understanding
prediction - the act of readers using prior knowledge and information learned to support what they think will happen next in the story
Students are required to read a minimum of 80 minutes each week. Parent signatures are needed for students to receive credit for reading. I do give a grade for the Read/Respond form being turned in each Friday (at the beginning of class). Grading is as follows:
80+ minutes = 100%
60 minutes = 75%
40 minutes = 50%
20 minutes = 25%
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