Teach comprehension skills (and more) using objects, primary documents, and historical places in your classroom. In this session, you will receive paper organizers and ideas to help your students evaluate real historical documents, artifacts, recipes, and places to understand their place in context. Whether you teach history or want to enhance your reading instruction with real stuff, this session will get your gears turning with the possibilities.
The session will focus on some organizers to help students collect their thoughts in a systematic fashion. Teachers at every level will find something worthy of their attention. I've collected some slick little acronyms that can help students understand how to interpret maps, charts, graphs, photographs, posters, large historical events, audio sound bites, political cartoons, and more. Comprehension skills will improve when a teacher adopts the concepts presented in this session during the virtual state convention of the MSTA.