This strategy improves students’ reading and understanding skills by leading the students through a process of questioning the text.
- The leader should pre-read the text/topic that the students will be covering and identify areas that may prove difficult.
- Once at the session, ask the students to read or review the assigned material.
- Then ask questions to clarify areas you thought might be troublesome/go over the text and make sure everyone has a basic understanding.
- Ask the students to try and predict the direction of the next lecture/paragraph/topic based on what they have learned from this article or lecture, encourage them to try and make predictions as they read.
- Then double check the group’s understanding, ask them to explain their thought process and encourage them to continue do this to themselves as they read.
- Finally work with the students to build a summary of the text/topic.