Here is a simplified, one-page template to help you design your GLAD unit. The GLAD process is extensive, so each step is numbered to help you plan and map out your instruction. This outlines your: - topic, essential question, and signal words - inquiry chart - big book - categories for your pictorial, mind map, process grid, etc. - narrative input chart - expert groups - chants - cognitive content dictionary words - sentence patterning chart - cooperative strip paragraph
This is what I use in my class to teach the vocabulary words for the week. The word and definition go on the left side, taught however you usually teach vocabulary. I also have them put the part of speech on this side. Then, there is a right side column for "How I Remember." I have the kids either write a sentence using the word or draw a picture that represents it - whatever will help them reflect and remember it best. I then have them cut this out and glue it in their journals/notebooks.
With Common Core, students should be able to answer and ASK questions about a text. One way I love to teach comprehension in my class is by teaching the kids how to generate their own questions about the text. I tell them that I will choose the 10 best questions and turn it into their reading quiz for that week. They love it because they feel like the teacher. Little do they know that they are reading more closely than ever when trying to create questions.
The Benchmark ELA Curriculum has "question jars" for fiction and nonfiction reading. I typed each question up onto strips to put in your jars so you and/or your students can use Kagan's Fan n' Pick structure to respond to reading. Also included are labels "fiction" and "nonfiction" for your jars.
With Common Core, students should be able to answer and ASK questions about a text.One way I love to teach comprehension in my class is by teaching the kids how to generate their own questions about the text. I tell them that I will choose the 10 best questions and turn it into their reading quiz for that week.