- Apply skills and strategies presented in this lesson to develop a plan for teaching from “Little Things are Big” (reading/interest level 4-6). Your plan must involve a minimum of 4 reading comprehension strategies that are different from the ones used in Writing Assignment #1. Available at http://www.commonlit.org/texts/little-things-are-big (Links to an external site.) and copied into Canvas.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: This assignment is NOT asking for a formal lesson plan (although you are welcome to submit one if you desire). It IS asking you to select 4 of the comprehension strategies discussed in the lectures or that you’ve identified through your own readings and describe exactly how you will use this text to explicitly instruct students in how to use that strategy to improve reading comprehension (focus of the lesson is the strategy, not the text). A simple listing or description of activities that use the strategy is not a sufficient response. I’m looking for your method to actively engage the students in using the comprehension strategies (“the teacher will” focus, not “the student will”).