Non-Fiction-Final SQ3R post
SQ3R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
- locate important events from the story of fiction texts, passages, and articles. I introduced my students to the Somebody, Wanted, But, So graphic organizer. Be sure to visit The students used this organizer during and after reading to help them remember what they read, summarize, and gather supporting details. Class discussions, lessons, and modeling consisted of each part of the organizer. Students also had to "prove" using evidence from the story to support their findings during their reading. After much discussion, we began creating thoughts and phrases that helped us with our evidence from the text(s). Therefore, I created a large anchor chart similar to this one at Create.Teach.Share. Then, I downloaded this for each student's notebook. Reading skills used during these applications include identifying conflict/resolution, identifying differences, goals, and motivations, identifying main idea, and details, recognizing cause and effect relationships, making generalizations, understanding how shifting the point of view changes the aspect of the story. To grab the booklet organizer ready for students to use with reminders of each task, click here or visit my TpT store.
- teach students how to identify text structures (compare and contrast, problem/solution, chronological order, cause and effect, etc.) to improve reading comprehension in non-fiction. (I used the SWBS organizer for non-fiction also, but I also have other organizers to aide in the text structures process-to be uploaded soon.) Other organizers used for non-fiction include the 3-2-1 and this booklet.