Last class, we did a reading exercise. The subject of the reading was Remembrance Day. A copy of this reading can be found, below, in a previous blog post. the students also have a hard copy of this reading in their duo-tangs.
Last class, students read aloud and we used various methods to understand what we were reading WITHOUT having to refer to a dictionary.
We talked about and used:
similarities - similitudes
word families - les mots de famille
word friends - les mots amis
connections - les connexions( making connections to other words and things we have learned elsewhere)
Context Clues - Les Indices du context ( I also referred to these as "Filling in the Blanks" or Wheel of Fortune" method ( F.I.T B or WOF) :o)
Attached below are some comprehension questions we looked at together. I modeled how to answer the first question. The second and third question we worked through together as a class. After students got the hang of how to construct their responses based on the question and the answers as found in the reading, I asked them to try questions 4 thru 6 on their own.
Those who left at 3pm for volleyball are asked to complete questions #4,5 et 6 ( in complete sentences). Remember, use the reading. If you forgot it, it is attached to a previous post, below.