Students’ age range: 14-16
Topic: The Negative Health Effects of Heavy Backpacks, and How Your Kids Can Avoid Them
Description: 1- attendance list.
2- review last class with the following chart
What I remember What we did
3- Technique: Consequence and Sequel (C&S)
1- Introduce the topic- write on the board the topic
2- Dive the group into sub group- no more than 4
3- Multiple time ranges (medium)
4- Before analyze the text with help of a dictionary (cellphone) look for the unknown words you find in the reading.
5- Read the text and share ideas and thinking about what is your thought about the reading? (Teacher can use a The Logic of “Critical Thinking: Frameworks and Models for Teaching)
Give to the Students the following framework
The main purpose of this article is __________________________________________ .
(State as accurately as possible the text’s purpose for writing the article.)
The main idea that the text is addressing is ________________________________ .
(Figure out the question in mind)
The important information in this article is ____
(Figure out the facts, experiences, data the author is using to support his/her
The main inferences/ conclusions in this article are ______________________________ .
(Identify the key conclusions that comes to and presents in the article.)
The key concept(s) we need to understand in this article is (are)
_______________________________ . By these concepts the author means
6. Write causes and consequences you find in the reading. ________________________________________________________. Use links of cause and effect.
6- Discussion- during discussion make sure all student participate and share ideas about the topic.
7- Share ideas with another group.
8-Teacher as monitor put the name of Student in a box, selecting randomly names make question referring to the reading. (use the framework).