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Here are some pre-reading
Provide an overview of the
material for the students.
Help them connect the information
to their current knowledge.
Introduce any unfamiliar
ideas and vocabulary .
Let the students know that
you are confident that they will be able to read the material.
Generate questions that the
students hope to have answered by the reading.
Teach the students reading
strategies such as: looking at titles and pictures, thinking about the
content before reading, making inferences, summarizing, hypothesizing,
Write conversation questions
on the board which serve as a lead in to the reading and have the students
discuss the questions in small groups prior to reading.
Here are some activities
you can do after reading:
Help students to connect
the information to their lives.
See how many of the questions
that they generated earlier were answered by the material, and write
down any new questions that emerged.
Small groups can make quizzes
for one another based on the material.
Write a summative or sequential
paragraph describing the material.
Make a flow chart showing
Answer questions created
by the instructor.
Give a speech or have a debate
on the subject.
Do role-plays in connection
to the subject.
Create a bumper sticker/newspaper
headline/poster to capture the main idea.
Use the reading as a jump
off point for writing assignments.
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