Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Key Words to Reading

Not all words are created equal. Some words carry a heavier weight to the reader who is tuned in to using all possible means for comprehension.

Not to be outdone by 6A, the 6B class came up with the list above and beyond all lists. Partners worked through their Scholastic News for key words that helped the reader know when an important point is about to come. Listed below are words that the discerning reader will use as keys to getting it.

  1. Why- makes you think about a “W” detail; reason

  2. but- opposite; something else is happening

  3. and- tells that there is going to be another example

  4. I think- tells you somebody's opinion; gives an example [I wonder, I thought, I know, I pictured]

  5. because- gives you a reason for something

  6. or- tells something different

  7. said- tells somebody's opinion

  8. who- makes you think about a “W” detail; person

  9. however- something else is happening

  10. about- gives more information

  11. also- tells something is coming

  12. what- makes you think about a “W” detail

  13. show(s)- tells you more detail

  14. when- makes you think about a “W” details; time

  15. If..., then- shows a relationship

  16. Each/ for example- - elaborates or tells more information

  17. where- makes you think about a “W” detail; place

  18. results in- causes, effect, finished product

  19. point is- main idea, gist

  20. difference- something else


GREAT JOB to both classes for their hard work and outstanding effort!

A special shout out to Haley and Baylie for their outstanding finds (they even outdid the combination of Mrs. Bowers and me).




Discussion for tomorrow--check your grammar and spelling before commenting (See yesterday's Blog comments).

5 comments:

Laney said...

I think that it was good that we got a article and we had to high lite stuff that was important like the W's.
example
who
what
where
when
and why. These are the W's. I think that that helped me learn more about reading.

Molly Vancuren said...

I cant believe they were highlighting and finding all that good stuff...

Trey West said...

I think the stuff we are doing in class is very interesting...

caleb f said...

I think that the ws are very important because it helps you to get rid of stuff you dont need to know that helps kids wirte the gist

Dimitri said...

The W's help a lot they help you learn about reading I will give you examplesof W's:who
what
when
where
why
which
and last but its not a W how!