Books on Reading
"Classrooms That Work" book and take a reading test
|Activating Prior Knowledge
||Use graphic organizer
that elicits thinking and discussion about themes or ideas related to text,
such as KWL and predict/support charts. Students should read to complete the
||Have students complete
a cloze task activity-fill in missing words, ideas, or concepts.
||Create leading questions
relating to a passage. Have students respond with their own opinions, thoughts,
or ideas based on information from the reading.
||Create evaluative questions
that will lead students to make generalizations about and critically evaluate
||Take a sentence from
a text. Have students state the explicit meaning*. They have students guess
the inferential meaning**.
||Brainstorm a list of
textual clues that will aid in skimming/scanning, such as bold-face type,capital
letters, dates, key words. Practice skimming and scanning with short passages.
||Select a piece of text
and model conversation about the process a reader uses. For example, "I don't
understand that sentence, I will reread it for clarity."
Amelia Richardson 2003
|Last Updated on July 16, 2003