Welcome to Mentor Monday everyone! This week’s topic focuses on the reading comprehension strategy, determining importance. This strategy really hits home for me this week. When I think about determining what’s important, it’s kind of like packing for a vacation, baking a new recipe, or even sorting out life events.
In about a week, I’ll be delivering my third child. It’s a wonderfully exciting time in my family’s life and we couldn’t be happier. But…there is a sense of urgency to get as much done as possible over the next week before we bring this new little miracle home. We’ve have to determine the most important things to get done and what will have to wait. Packing for the hospital, setting up the bassinet, stocking the house with diapers, grocery shopping, doing some baby laundry, reading books about having a new baby in your house to my boys, and above all, praying for a safe delivery and healthy baby. Those are just a few of the important things we’ve determined. Believe me, I’ve have lists all over the house with many other items on there, but I’ve learned to prioritize. 🙂
What does determining importance mean when we are thinking about it as a reading comprehension strategy? This reference page prepared by The Reading Lady summarizes what it means to determine importance with non-fiction text.
*Note to fellow teacher bloggers: If you’d like to link up your post with a mentor text about this literacy topic, THANK YOU!
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