|Details after 1st Reading vs. after Rereading|
But I decided to use a poem with one of my RtI students who is presently on Tier III to help HER to really see what rereading can do for her comprehension. I needed HER to see what a valuable tool it could be since she was struggling a bit understanding what she read. I already knew how valuable it was, but she didn't. Not yet...
So I chose a poem with lots of things going on it- Noise Day by Shel Silverstein. It has lots different actions and is easily visualized. I had her read it once and then do a quick sketch of what she remembered.
Wow!! Look at the difference between the two sketches! She could easily "see" how many more details from the poem that she remembered after rereading it. It was like a little light bulb went on for her. :)
The next step for her is applying what she has just figured out. She needs to remember to reread now for tests and when answering questions on paper in class. She has an assessment coming up and I am hoping that she can remember to apply this new skill and then carry it through!