What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: What does the Author think I Know?
Select a size
A lesson deck to introduce the question "What does the author think I know?" This question helps students identify and solve challenging passages in a text.
From "Reading Nonfiction, Notice and Note" by Beers and Probst.
What Does the Author Think I Know?
Ask this when nonfiction makes you say "I don't get it!"
It’s easy to get confused
For me it happens when I watch golf because I don’t know golf.
It happened when I took an Art Criticism class in college because the reading was really difficult.
It can happen when we read
The author expects us to:
Understand her vocabulary
Visualize what he’s describing
Apply prior knowledge
Follow their reasoning
We end up saying:
“I don’t get it!”
When “I don’t get” it ask …
… What does the author think I know?
Identifying what the author thinks we know helps us figure out what to do next.
CCSS RI 6-8.4
SWBAT: Identify common reading stumbling blocks and create solutions by examining the text for context clues.
Text: Remembering Dr. King. Lexile adapts to the level of the student.
Do Now: Answer the Before Reading Poll in Achieve 3000, start reading the article.
I Do: Introduce and model how to use the question “What does the author think I know?”
We Do: Underline challenging passages, find solutions with partner.
You Do: Write one solution to a challenge within the text (Exit Ticket)
Anticipated Misconceptions: Keeping students motivated, on task and avoiding side discussions during turn and talk.
This lesson introduces the question “What does the author think I know?” It helps students identify and solve comprehension problems when reading texts.
I fall asleep during golf because I don’t understand the rules.
I have my Theories_of_Contemporary_Art book to illustrate some things that confuse me. (And gives them a glimpse at college level writing.)