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Evaluation: A Reading Strategy

Evaluation: A Reading Strategy Created by Mrs. Cowan

What is evaluation?: 

What is evaluation? Evaluation is when a reader judges what they have read. Evaluation is the reader’s chance to assess the book or text.

When do you evaluate a text?: 

When do you evaluate a text? As a reader, you can evaluate a text DURING reading. As a reader, you can evaluate a text AFTER reading. In other words, evaluate the text during and after reading.

How do you evaluate a text?: 

How do you evaluate a text? Decide if the author was able to make the story come to life. Decide if the story was informative, entertaining or persuasive. Think about how well you understood the text. What point was the author trying to make? What is the theme of the story? Is the author using this story to make a statement about something going on in the world?

What questions can you ask to evaluate a text?: 

What questions can you ask to evaluate a text? What parts of the story support the theme? What experiences in your life help you to understand the theme? Explain. How does this support (proof) match your values…or don’t they?

Your turn to evaluate the text.: 

Your turn to evaluate the text. “Luke! Inside! Now!” He had never disobeyed the order to hide. Even as a toddler, barely able to walk in the backyard’s tall grass, he had somehow understood the fear in his mother’s voice. But on this day, the day they began taking the woods away, he hesitated. He took one extra breath of fresh air, scented with clover, and honeysuckle, and- coming from somewhere far away-pine smoke. He laid his hoe down gently, and savored one last moment of feeling warm soil beneath his bare feet. He reminded himself, “I will never be allowed outside again. Maybe never again as long as I live”. Among the Hidden Margaret Peterson Haddix

Now your turn to evaluate the text.: 

Now your turn to evaluate the text. Turn to a partner and discuss the text. Be sure to EVALUATE or assess the text.

Conclusion: 

Conclusion Evaluation is the reader’s chance to assess the book or text. Evaluation requires the reader to ask questions during and after reading. Evaluation allows you to express your opinion about the text.