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RL: Anchor 2 | ACTIVITIES

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EVENTS/ SUMMARY SORT

Choose a text that you are planning to read to your class. Locate the key events of the story and write them out in your own words using the template provided. Print onto cardstock and place inside of an envelope. Learners will work in groups after reading to place the events in order. 

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UNIVERSAL THEME MATCH

Print onto cardstock and cut out. Place into an envelope. Create multiples for groups. Have learners work in pairs or groups to match the universal theme to the sentence. Check learners as they finish, offer feedback and have learners revise. Discuss the results as a class. 

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EXIT TICKET EXPLANATION

Have students explain their thinking after an activity by completing an exit ticket. Students will independently complete the focus of the lesson, how they think they did, and their thinking process for how they completed the activity. Students will also rate themselves. 

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ANALAYZE A SUMMARY

Choose a text that you will be reading with your class or have your students read with a small group. Using the template provided, create four versions of a summary. Learners will work with their group to analyze which summary they think is the best. Students will need to be prepared to share why they think that summary is the best and what was not best about the other summaries. 

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WRITE THE THEME

Have learners work in a group of four students. Each learner should have a different colored pencil. Students will be given a theme using the cards provided. Students will need to decide on a story and share the pen by writing one sentence at a time. Learners continue to rotate the paper until the story is complete! Have leaners post around the room and conduct a gallery walk. 

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EVENTS/ SUMMARY CUBE

Choose the cube that fits for your grade level. Print onto cardstock, cut and paste together to form a cube. You can use one for whole group or have your class split into two or three groups. After reading the text, learners will orally give a summary. Students will pass the cube and use the cues to help guide them. Learners will need to listen carefully as students share. 

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SORTING EVIDENCE

Prior to reading a text with your class, create an inferential question. Provide the answer in the space provided. For added difficulty, have learners create their own answer and place evidence in correct areas. Locate evidence and place it within the template provided. You will find evidence that fits the answer and evidence that does not fit the answer. Grades 4-6.