Wednesday, May 8, 2013


During our test prep unit, students learned how to create roapmaps on passages as a way to reflect their thinking as they read. They learned that roadmapping was a way of being active readers. Their roadmaps would help them to better understand what they were reading.  Lucy Calkins recommends starting a grade level below to teach the strategy so that students feel successful. I began by using  lexile passages from the end of second grade.
I told my students that learning how to roadmap was like learning how to ride a bike with training wheels. I would show them how to do it and they would practice on the same passage. As they get better, they will practice on their own passages. I will help them until they can do it on their own.


This student color-coded what the different characters did in the story.

This student listed character traits along with text evidence.
He also identified a cause/effect relationship.

This student summarized at the end.

This student used the boxes and bullets strategy.

This student drew an actual road map to organize her thoughts.

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