RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Summaries
Sun Dec 11, 2011 22:14
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I have also noticed students having a hard time distinguishing between important details and irrelevant ones. At kindergarten they tend to notice something little and focus their attention on that. It may be something that catches their eye in the illustration, or a mention of something little in the text - but whatever it is, they tend to go off on a tangent. We continue to work on it, but it is difficult for young minds to grasp.

  • comprehension - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:29
    Reading comprehension is a “hot topic” in my teaching world of 5th grade. So many of my students do not know how to comprehend and were never taught. They know some survival strategies, but how to... more
    • Summaries - Marlee Wright, Sun Dec 11 22:14
      • Re: Summaries - whitney fisher, Mon Dec 12 00:09
        I have noticed that too! It seems as though students either only use the pictures (and come up with details that have nothing to do with the actual story) or don't use the pictures at all even though ... more
    • Reply to Amanda - Whitney Fisher, Fri Dec 9 10:41
      Thanks for the feedback! It is nice to hear from teachers in older grades how important it is to teach comprehension and retell to students. It is interesting to see that students in 5th grade are... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011