Four questions... from Mission Literacy: http://missionliteracy.com/
1. What does the text say? OR - What is the content of the text?
2. How does the text say it? OR - What techniques of craft and structure does the author use in the text?
3. What does the text mean? OR - What is the theme/thesis of the text and how does the author's choice of content, structure, and craft combine to achieve his/her purpose - author's intent?
4. What does the text mean to me?
Guided Highlighted Reading
From: Guided Highlighted Reading A Close-Reading Strategy For Navigating Complex Text 4-12
Weber, Nelson, Schofield
Text complexity and the growth of comprehension
"Equal emphasis is placed on the sophistication of what students read and the skill with which they read. Whatever they are reading, students must also show a steadily growing ability to discern more from and make fuller use of text, including making an increasing number of connections among ideas and between texts, considering a wider range of textual evidence, and becoming more sensitive to inconsistencies, ambiguities, and poor reasoning in texts."
(from Common Core Standards)
DoDEA Standards for E/LA
E1b: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text
E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
The files below are training models for teachers and students. Power point presentations are not necessary for successful Guided Highlighted Readings.
The following link is for a rubric for scoring summary writing from GHR.
The GHR for The Tell-Tale Heart was developed with Mr. Henehan at Lakenheath Middle School and Ms. Nelson - co-author of the GHR book.
The GHR for Lewis and Clark was developed for Grade 5 teachers Ms. Shea, Ms. Stephens and Ms. Holcomb at Liberty Intermediate School.
The GHR for Banana Bread Muffins was developed with Ms. Bruce at Lakenheath Middle School.
The GHR for A Bird Came Walking was used for training at Lakenheath Middle School with Ms. Silverstein and Ms. Taylor
The GHR for Hurricanes is from the book Guided Highlighted Reading by Weber, Nelson, Scofield.
It was modeled at Feltwell Elementary School with Mr. Kozier and Ms. Eversman
The GHR for Spaghetti Marinara was developed with Ms. Bruce and Dr. Weber.
The GHR for Integers was developed for 6th grade math at LMS.
The GHR for solar system was prepared for a 5th grade class
This GHR is using the first page of an article from Smithsonian, April, 2011 The text is about the attempts to negotiate a surrender of Fort Sumter at the beginning of the Civil War.
Here is a link to the complete text. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Fort-Sumter-The-Civil-War-Begins.html Grades 8-12
This GHR is a monologue from "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. Grades 9-12
This GHR is titled, "The Evolution of the Grocery Bag" by Henry Petroski. For grades 6-8
GHR for "The Metamorphosis" Kafka / High School
SAT adapted text and questions from majortests.com
Mary Rowlindson /Captive Narrative - prepared for 8th Grade SS.
The Scarlett Ibis - for Grade 9
The Fall of The House of Usher - Grade 10
The Invocation to "The Odyssey" Honors
The Hidden Teacher - Grades 7-12
"Annabelle Lee" Edgar Allan Poe / 7th Grade
TRAC Problem Solving for Lakenheath High School
Recording record for GHR Intervention and Formative Assessment strategies
The Olympics and Rio / for 7th Grade Geography
Spanish 1 GHR Hola! Me llamo Pedro
Spanish 3 GHR El Iztacchihuatl y El Popocetepeti GHR
Close and Critical Sequence for GHR Questions 1,2,3,4
Close Reading Resources
Work sheet for "Read Like A Detective".
Article for practice with "Read Like A Detective"