Planning for Textual Analysis
Textual Analysis is designed to support or reinforce the teaching of the Concepts of Comprehension©. It is recommended that Textual Analysis lessons are taught within 30 to 45 minutes, at a minimum of twice a week.
Steps for planning a Textual Analysis lesson:
Step 1: Set an objective for the lesson. The purpose of the objective may be to:
- Teach students the steps of Textual Analysis.
- Move students to the next phase of Textual Analysis.
- Reinforce a Concept of Comprehension© previously introduced through a lesson.
- Review all Concepts of Comprehension© introduced in the class thus far.
Step 2: Choose a passage based on grade level, lesson objective, and student interest.
Step 3: Identify the background knowledge that will be necessary for comprehension of the passage and plan ways to support lacking background knowledge in students. This may be through:
- Other texts.
- Fact sheets.
Step 4: Identify the vocabulary support that is necessary for comprehension of the text. Plan pre-reading, during reading, and after reading activities that will support vocabulary.
Step 5: Go through the nine Textual Analysis steps with your chosen passage through the lens of a student so that you can be prepared for misleading or confusing text and/or questions.