Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Practice Reading Passages & Analogies

Students learned their museum jobs today, but then we took a break from biographies and the museum.

We started by doing some simple synonym analogies. Some students were familiar with analogies already and some were seeing them for the first time. The goal is to get students familiar with the way of thinking required for analogies.

We did some practice reading passages where they were asked to read longer reading passages and answer some questions. The last of the three passages was If by Rudyard Kipling. Not all students made it that far and those who did found it to be more challenging than they’d expected.