Schema and Metacognition Concrete Comprehension for Primary Learners


Total pages: 71
File size: 15 MB



Schema and Metacognition for Primary Learners – Bring Comprehension to Life! Concrete Comprehension is an instructional resource series that uses concrete objects and hands-on experiences to help enhance comprehension skills for primary readers. When our students begin their learning with a concrete experience, it makes thinking visible and shows students the connections between text and the real world. The series is designed to engage students in literacy experiences that will promote higher order thinking and allow students to interact with text in an authentic way. The lessons are set up using the gradual release of responsibility model. While they are scripted for convenience, they can certainly be used as a guide and in whichever way works best for your students. My hope is that you and your students enjoy launching your comprehension lessons in unique ways that ultimately promote rich discussion and thinking within the classroom!

Activating and using schema and metacognition while we read is the foundation for comprehension and meaning. The Schema and Metacognition for Primary Learners edition includes 5 detailed lesson plans. The lessons are packed full of concrete, visual, and hands-on activities, experiences, and ideas for your K-2 students. The concrete objects used within the lessons that are not included in the download consist of a feather duster, file folder, mood ring, sour patch candy (optional), and a light or lamp. (These items are commonly found around your home and/or at local dollar stores.) The lessons work well in a whole group setting, but can also be taught in a small group setting or reading group. Many of the printables and organizers can also be adapted for independent reading. The lesson plans contain scripted teacher language, however, they can certainly be used as a guide and taught in any manner that best suits the students.

Real photographs with detailed descriptions are included for teacher support. The lessons can be used with any picture book or read aloud the teacher chooses. For convenience, I have included a recommended book list for schema and metacognition instruction within the pack. Download the Free Preview File to see photographs and an inside look at everything that is included within this resource!

What’s Included:
Research & Rationale Page
Suggested Read Aloud Book List for Schema & Metacognition
Ideas for Using this Resource page
Lesson #1: Ready, Set, Activate! What Happens When We Read?
Thinking Sticks – Teacher and Student Copies
Metacognition Anchor Chart Pieces
Ready, Set, Activate Exit Slips
Lesson #2: My Schema
Photographs and Instructions for Teacher Support
What is Schema? Differentiated Student T-Chart Printables
My Schema Poster Templates
What is Schema? Exit Slips
Lesson #3: Schema Sticks! Using Our Connections
Photographs and Instructions for Teacher Support
Schema Sticks Class Anchor Posters
Schema Sticks! Differentiated Student Printables
Using Connections Exit Slips
Lesson #4: Before, During, and After
Photographs and Instructions for Teacher Support
Coordinating Poem for Text Application: The Bike Ride
File Folder Cover Page for Concrete Object
Interactive Notebook Student Templates
Before, During, and After Anchor Chart Pieces
Before, During, and After Exit Slips
Lesson #5: Schema Changes!
Photographs and Instructions for Teacher Support
Anchor Chart Photographs
Spiders Differentiated Passage and Misconception Cards
Sharks Differentiated Passage and Misconception Cards
Pumpkins Differentiated Passage and Misconception Cards
Schema Changes Exit Slips
Metacognition and Thinking Song/Poem: My Learning Seed
Differentiated Graphic Organizers for use with any text

If you’re looking for an intermediate resource to differentiate your lessons, check out Schema and Metacognition: Concrete Comprehension for Intermediate Learners in One Extra Degree’s shop!

I hope you love Concrete Comprehension for Primary Learners: Schema and Metacognition! Be sure to follow my store to be notified of future strategies and editions for Concrete Comprehension!

Happy Learning,

Miss DeCarbo, Inc.
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