Comprehension sticky note outline

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Comprehension
Sticky Note overview
Every Monday, students will be introduced to a new book in their reading group. After
meeting in their group, students will be asked to read the story on their own and fill out
a number of sticky notes as they are reading. Students will have some time in school to
get started and will need to finish it at home if it was not completed in class. The
students’ reading binders, sticky notes and book must be brought to school on Tuesdays,
so that they are reading to participate in their reading group. The following is an
outline of what students should do for each sticky note:
Text-to-self-students must make a connection between the book and their own
lives. Something in the book reminded them of something that they have done, seen or
they know about.
Tex- to-text-students make a connection between the book and another book or
movie. Something in the book reminded them of something in another book or movie
they have read or seen.
Text- to-world-students make a connection between the book and the world.
Something in the book reminded them of something they have heard on the news, read
in the newspaper, seen or heard about on a field trip, at a museum, etc.
*All connections should be about the text in the story, not so much the pictures.
Thin Question-students should write down one thin question they have about the
book. Thin questions are questions that can be answered by looking right in the book.
Thin questions usually start with, “ When, where, who or how many”. Thin questions
can be made before reading or as students are reading.
Thick Question-students should write down one thick question they have about the
book. There is a “THICK QUESTION” worksheet in each reading binder that helps
students with how to start this type of question. A thick question is a question that you
ask to create a discussion amongst the reading group. A thick question is a think and
search question. It is a question that may have more than one answer. It is a question
such as, “Why do you think that character did that?” Or “What was the main
character’s personality like?” Or, “What would it be like to be that person?”