is a research based method of teaching that is predicated on four strategies that good readers use:
- Predict - students link text to their prior knowledge
- Question - students make literal and inferential queries
- Clarify - students do word attack or visualize to deepen meaning
- Summarize - students share the most salient aspects of text
These strategies are intended to be used interchangeably in a teacher led cooperative group. Using this method 2-3 times per week, over a span of three to six months can yield one or two years comprehension growth.
If you want to learn more check out Lori Oczkus. I met Lori at a conference and she was amazing. She had so many ideas, and her books are full of easy to use materials. These are two of Lori's books that I have and use regularly:
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