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Weekly Cold Reads Homework has started, below are directions for using the strategies we have learned in class. Please be doing this homework with your student and initial weekly. Cold Read Homework is given on Friday and is due the following Friday. It may be turned in early!! For credit students MUST have used all strategies AND have it initialed. If your child is missing their Cold Read there is a PDF of it below for your convenience.
A Cold Read is an article, story, or passage that has not been read. Your child will be unfamiliar with this text. Each Friday your child will receive a weekly cold read. Please review this cold read with your child each week and return the following Friday. Here are the strategies that I teach to your child when completing a cold read.
Step 1: Look at the title and pictures. Predict what you think the passage will be about.
Step 2: Read the questions only (not the answers) for this passage.
Step 3: Read the WHOLE story. Ask yourself questions while reading the passage. Who or what is the passage about? What is happening in the passage? At the end of every paragraph check for understanding. If you are unsure what happened, go back and reread.
Step 4: Complete this step for each question: Read the question and all of the answers. Go back in the passage and UNDERLINE the part that PROVES the answer. Write the question # next to the underlined part. Bubble in your answer completely.
Step 5: Check your work. Reread each question. Go back in the passage and find where you underlined the answer. Check to see if your answer makes sense. If it does, go to the next question. If it does not, find the correct answer and repeat step 4. Check all answers.
PI Opportunity: We are in need of volunteers to tear pages out of several books. PI Hours will be given for time worked. Please e-mail me if you are interesting in coming in and helping us with this project.