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									A Reading Strategy
Created by Mrs. Cowan

Evaluation:

What is evaluation?
• Evaluation is when a reader decides what they like or do not like about what they have read. • Evaluation is the reader’s chance to assess the book or 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?
• Decide if the author was able to make the story come to life. • Decide if the story was informative, entertaining or useful. • Think about how well you understood the text. • Decide if you enjoyed the text.

What questions can you ask to evaluate a text? • Did I like the story? • What did I like about the story? What did I dislike? Explain. • What does the story make me think of? • Does the story remind me of anything? Why?

Your turn to evaluate the text.
Pumpkin Surprise I was choosing a pumpkin, A fat orange pumpkin, When I spotted a hole In its sideA hole like a door, A little round door, A door that led straight To a house-

Your turn to evaluate the text.
In the space of a minute I saw what was in it, -It wasn't a thing you'd forget! Curled in that pumpkin, That fat, orange pumpkin, Was a fat, little gray MOUSE. A mouse in a house in a pumpkin. On a floor that was covered with seeds. Curled up and cozy, Snoozy and dozy, Asleep on a soft bed of weeds!

Now your turn to evaluate the text.

• Turn to a partner and discuss the text. • Be sure to EVALUATE or assess the text. • Remember, evaluation is when a reader decides what they like or do not like about what they have read.

Conclusion
• Evaluation is when a reader decides what they like or do not like about what they have read. • 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.


								
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