READING COMPREHENSION

UNIT 6 - LESSON 1: BECOMING THE MAYOR OF YOUR CITY

Lesson introduction:

Reading is a crucial life skill that each individual should have. The problem is many learners will spend hours reading and have no idea what they just read.  Their eyes are moving across the page, but their mind is somewhere else. The end result is wasted time, energy, and frustration . . . and having to read the text again.

Although learners are taught how to read at an early age, many are not taught how to actively engage with written text.

Active Reading is applying reading strategies before, during, and after reading a text with the overall objective of increasing comprehension (understanding what was read) and recall (remembering what was read) to save time and effort.

This lesson aims to improve the reading comprehension of learners by reading the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for Teens and connecting its principles to the activities of becoming the mayor of a city or town. By completing this lesson you will learn the steps to improve your self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve your goals, get along with their parents and others, and use those skills to campaign to become the mayor your city or town.

Please view the lesson below.

  1. Complete all activities within this lesson

Lesson Objective:

In this lesson, you will:

  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses and how that might help guide you to your future goals both academically and professionally

  • Apply comprehension monitoring strategies for informational and technical materials, complex narratives, and expositions: monitor for meaning, create mental images, and generate and answer questions

  • Analyze text to generalize, express insight, or respond by connecting to other texts or situations

  • Apply understanding of complex information, including functional documents, to perform a task

  • Voice original ideas; demonstrate content knowledge; persuade audience; listen critically and build upon ideas of others; ask clarifying questions and challenge statements of others; negotiate and compromise

  • Analyze & evaluate the impact of ideas, events, and/or people on groups, environments, economic systems, and/or subsequent events

  • Participate in developing process, persuade, compromise, debate, resolve conflicts, and negotiate differences

Lesson Duration: 

16 HOURS, 8 ACTIVITIES

SUBJECTS COVERED:

ELA, PUBLIC SPEAKING, EVENT COORDINATION, PLANNING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SUGGESTED AGE LEVELS:

14 TO 19

Materials: 

For this lesson you will need to have access to the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

 

Activity 1: 

ANSWER WARM-UP AND PRE-READING QUESTIONS

SKILLS PRACTICED: CRITICAL THINKING, ACTIVATING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, READING COMPREHENSION

SCHEDULE: DAY 1

ACTIVITY DURATION: 1 HOUR

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL DESCRIBE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF YOURSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES AND ANSWER PRE-READING QUESTIONS.

ACTIVITY 1 INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the button below to complete the Activity 1 assignment.

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ACTIVITY 2: 

WATCH THE VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, RESEARCH, AND COMPLETE THE QUIZ ON ACTIVE READING

SKILLS PRACTICED: LISTENING, TEST-TAKING, NOTE-TAKING, RESEARCH, ACTIVE READING

SUBJECTS COVERED: READING COMPREHENSION

SCHEDULE: DAY 2

ACTIVITY DURATION: 1 HOUR

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL LEARN ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES AND HOW TO USE THEM

ACTIVITY 2 - ASSIGNMENT - INSTRUCTIONS:

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ACTIVITY 2 - QUIZ - INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the button below to answer a few questions based on your notes taken from the video and reading above. Some of the required information may not be found in the video and needs to be researched from outside sources. TRY YOUR BEST! YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS QUIZ IF YOU SHOW GREAT EFFORT.


ACTIVITY 3:  

WATCH THE VIDEO, COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT ON ANNOTATING, AND READ PART 1 OF THE BOOK “SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE”

SKILLS PRACTICED: , ACTIVE READING - ANNOTATING, INDEPENDENT READING, NOTE-TAKING, ANALYSIS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SUBJECTS COVERED: ELA, READING COMPREHENSION

SCHEDULE: DAYS 3,4,5

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

ACTIVITY 3 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

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ACTIVITY 4:  

WATCH THE VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, AND COMPLETE THE PUBLIC SPEAKING ASSIGNMENT ON THE 7 HABITS

SKILLS PRACTICED: LISTENING, TEST-TAKING, NOTE-TAKING, CRITICAL THINKING, FORMING HABITS

SUBJECTS COVERED: SPEACH, PUBLIC SPEAKING

SCHEDULE: DAYS 3,4,5

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

ACTIVITY 4 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the button below to watch the video.

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the button below to answer a few questions based on your notes taken from the videos above. Some of the information may be new to you, and you are more than welcome to research.   TRY YOUR BEST! YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IF YOU SHOW GREAT EFFORT.


ACTIVITY 5:  

WATCH VIDEO, REVIEW CHAPTERS 1 - 3, COMPLETE THE MIND-MAPPING ACTIVITY

SKILLS PRACTICED: READING COMPREHENSION, ANALYSIS

SUBJECTS COVERED: ELA

ACTIVITY DURATION: 1 HOUR

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Review the first three chapters of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens. 

2. Think about a conversation between the characters which stands out the most.

3. Click the assignment icon to complete the Mind-Mapping activity for the above conversation between the characters.

  • You need access to your Gmail/Google drive account to access the activity.

4. Click the button below to add the link (URL) of your completed activity.

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ACTIVITY 6:

COMPLETE THE SCENE ILLUSTRATION PROJECT

SKILLS PRACTICED: ILLUSTRATION, RESEARCH, CRITICAL THINKING

SUBJECTS COVERED: ART AND DESIGN

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Imagine the author of the book wants to add illustrations to the chapters to provide visuals and make it more engaging for readers. You are the hired illustrator and artist.

2. Think about the conversation which stood out to you from chapters 1 - 3 in activity 5.  

3. Research via the internet on how to sketch and draw scenes from a book.

4. Utilize your completed mind-map from activity 5 to help you illustrate (sketch) the scenes of the conversation from activity 5.

5. You can use traditional sketch materials or digital drawing tools like google draw, sketch.io, adobe illustrator, or any other digital drawing tools you feel comfortable with.

6.  Make sure you capture the surroundings, the time and feel of the story, and the emotion displayed by the characters during the conversation.  

7. We recommend creating multiple drawings to capture the different movements in the scene.

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Activity 7:

THE ONE PERSON OR GROUP SKIT

SKILLS PRACTICED: ACTING, THEATRE, RESEARCH, STORYTELLING

SUBJECTS COVERED: THEATRE, ACTING

ACTIVITY DURATION: 5 HOURS

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Research three sources online on how to perform a short group skit or one person play based on the conversation from activity 5.  

  • Groups: Each member selects a character to portray.

  • Individual: Imagine yourself as each character participating in the conversation.

2. Get into character by learning how to think like the characters, look like them, and talk like them.  

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Activity 8:

COMPLETE THE REFLECTION AND FEEDBACK DISCUSSION BELOW

SKILLS PRACTICED: REFLECTION, PERSONAL WRITING, PROVIDING FEEDBACK, GROWTH MINDSET

ACTIVITY DURATION: .5 HOUR

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Complete the form below


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