Tip: Top Ten
How do I do it?
During read aloud or individual reading, students take notes on a t-chart with what they determine are the "Top 10" (most important) key words on one side and make a sketch for each word in the other column.
Variations & Extensions:
Students can work in pairs; teacher can provide the list of words; teacher can determine the number of words to choose - be they nouns, adjectives, proper nouns, etc. The activity will help students to determine and focus on key content information and learn the meaning of key content vocabulary.
Common Core ELA Language Standard 3
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
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