During Reading Strategies
Connections - students use the text assigned to make connections to themselves, other texts and to the bigger issues that involve the world.
Consensus - students read independently and find the 3 most important details, then join with another student and reach a consensus on the main ideas, then the pair joins another pair which reaches a consensus. Each group then shares with the class as a whole.
Missing Pieces - students read section headings in the text book and make a prediction for it. They then read the material and write a short summary.
Processing Circles - students assume roles and fulfill the roles during and after reading. Roles include Discussion Director, Illustrator, Connector, and Word Watcher.
Text Tagging - students use a set of defined symbols (such as an = meaning I already knew this or a ? meaning I don't understand this) and mark the text accordingly.
Links, Examples, & Handouts
*Information in the following documents is from Missouri Reading Initiative (Revised 2012)