Ideas Worth Remembering

Sometimes it’s the simple note catchers that help kiddos grow their reading muscles.

FOR SHARED READING, TRY THIS:

  1. Select a short text.

  2. Give students a copy of this note catcher. Note: Projecting a copy on the screen OR creating an anchor chart gives more visibility and opportunities for co-constructing meaning together in visible ways.

  3. Read the text together, making notes about “Ideas Worth Remembering” and any “Wonderings” related to the text.

  4. Decide if the short text leads to new inquiries new inquiries and the need/desire to read more about the same or related topics.

FOR SMALL GROUP WORK OR INDEPENDENT READING, TRY THIS:

  1. Select a short text or ask students to select a short text to read.

  2. Give students a copy of this note catcher. Note: Giving students a clipboard allows for flexibility and mobility when working.

  3. Small groups or individual students read the text together, making notes about “Ideas Worth Remembering” and any “Wonderings” related to the text.

  4. Ask students if the reading leads to new inquiries and the need/desire to read more about the same or related topics.

Download a copy of this note catcher here to use with your students

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