Use the “Read-Write-Talk” strategy described below to enhance student comprehension of the passage or you may use another research-based reading strategy.
“Read-Write-Talk” is a reading and a post-reading strategy. The outlined process follows:
1. Students individually read the passage silently. During reading, students note (annotate) major topics, characters, and/ or events in the passage. Sticky notes may be used.
2. Partner students and allow time for discussion of the passage. Individual annotations may be used as a point of reference.
3. Students individually write responses to the following:
a. What is most important in this passage?
b. What does the author want the reader to think is important?
c. How did the discussion with your partner help increase your understanding of the passage?