Moving From SEEing (analyzing) to THINKing (interpreting)TO
Today students used images to understand the difference between seeing something and thinking about it. We recognized that we need to look closely at something several times before we begin to understand it.
This the more complicated the text the more purposefully we must examine it before we truly understand the author's intended message.
Students used the chart below to read images and move from SEEing to THINKing about what items in the image mean.
We used "The Surrender" by Griffith to practice.
We know that we can't truly understand a text until we've "read" it 2 or 3 times. Then we can begin to understand what the author's claim is or what the message is.
Some of our THINKing is recorded below:
Our Last step is to write what we think the author's message is.
We need to think about the main idea and then record what the author is trying to tell us about it.
The main idea of this poem is his education. Specifically learning throughout his life. So we ask ourselves: "What is the author trying to tell people about learning throughout life?"
Students write using evidence from the poem to back up their interpretation. See the incomplete model below: