Working on pre-reading (is that the right word?) strategies I thought I was pretty clever today. I had the vocabulary on cards:
then made up QR Codes that students could scan with their iPod or iPad and be taken directly to websites.
One website was a YouTube video of harpsichord playing, another had a definition of the harpsichord, and the third had a YouTube video of Mozart’s music. Pretty cool, right?
Well, students were told that it is a good strategy to ask yourself questions before reading so that their mind is “in gear” and ready for the topic. I asked them to write some questions.
The first question I got:
Do only old people listen to this music?
Click here for a copy of the Before Reading Poster.