November 13th, 2008

labyrinth ring

welcome to a teacher's desk

as directed by corellianjedi :
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people. Everyone should do it!

oh you're going to wish i'd selected an actual piece of literature:

Things were simpler for students when all they had to do was find the main idea in their school reading.  In text written just for this purpose, they would lift out the opening sentence of the concluding statement to identify the essence of the paragraph.  They thought that was all there was to it.  But most nonficition is not arranged in this considerate, if boring fashion.  A critical part of comprehension is the ability to separate the nonessential from the essential.

all right, i put 5 sentences 'cause that put me/us to the end of the paragraph.  and that's what the control freak virgo in me needs.  this book btw, is called, wait for it, 7 keys to comprehension: how to help your kids read it and get it!  by susan zimmermann and chryse hutchinson.  i know, right?  the most eagerly anticipated book on reading comprehension ever!!!  and you got a slice of it here!!   oh please hold your applause.  it's really not necessary.  i'm just a humble public servant. 

thank god it's thursday.