In response to the post, “What to do Next,” a reader writes:
“You are on the right track. As Cain said, the reading becomes meaningful when you build upon it. Having the child write or report about what they read increases the reading comprehension and is a great formative assessment instrument for you. A brief writing assignment can get your students to the analysis level, if the writing assignment has some thought put into it by you. Don’t have them report by answering questions like “Who is the main character?”
That is a knowledge/comprehension level response.”
All I want to add is a discussion point from Fundamental Five training, “Without critical writing and critical reading, our attempts to get students to the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy remain both inconsistent and contrived.”
Think. Work. Achieve.