AICR- Am I Doing It?

First off, Attentive, Insightful, Critical, and Responsible (AICR) define the four stages of the learning cycle as articulated by Hyde Schools. I find these four terms correspond well with the Writing and Reading processes as defined by years of literacy research.

And now, the exam questions: Student Self-reflection on foundational skills and habits required – please rate your actions and habits in the following active reading skills.

1- never; 2 rarely; 3 sometimes; 4 most often; 5 always

I monitor and lock in my comprehension by writing short summaries (who, what, when, where, why) at the end of chapters or long passages. In this way I am attentive* to details that aid understanding.

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I am insightful* and aware of ideas, sentences, or words that are unclear to me, and I am responsible enough to mark the text with my questions.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

I am attentive* when reading and notice when I do not understand the last few paragraphs or pages I have read. I respond responsibly* by one or more of these methods: reread bits, write questions in the text margin, ask classmates for help during class, ask the teachers to help me understand, research on-line to get more background information, look up words that confuse me.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

I actively engage with the text and share my reactions and responses to the ideas and images presented by the author. I write the responses in the margin or in a reading journal and allow myself a critical* view of my thinking.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

I am responsible* for initiating conversations about the subject inside and outside of the classroom with other students who study the same book or content.

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