Middle Elementary and above
- Assess/develop/activate prior knowledge
- Identify connections between and among key concepts
- Set purpose for reading
- Link new information to prior knowledge
Determine the major concepts in the selection and write those concepts in short, clear, declarative sentences with a line in front of each statement. For example, take true statements from a selection on bats, write some false statements, and arrange them in the following format:
- Before reading the selection, students read the statements, decide if they are true or false, and write a T or an F on the line.
- Discuss the responses before the students read the selection, asking them to explain why they responded as they did.
- After reading the selection, have the students revisit their responses and compare their thoughts before and after reading.