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Selection of Text and Strategy




The selection of the text should be coordinated with the reading strategy (Questioning, Managing Text, Summarizing) you want to teach. The text should be matched with the studentís reading ability and aligned with both your core reading program and the theme of focus. Some texts are better suited for teaching certain strategies and should be utilized for maximum engagement by the students.

Questioning
All texts can be used to teach this strategy
Lower level questioning (who, what, where, when )
Higher level questioning (why, how, what if...)
Questioning format may include:
Teacher ask/ Student answer;
Student generated/ Student answer

Managing Text
Use the text appropriate for teaching specific elements of the text
Literary Texts
Problem/ Solution
Sequencing
Main Idea
Supporting Details
Compare/ Contrast
Predicting
Story Grammar
Fact/ Opinion
Informational Texts
Problem/ Solution
Sequencing
Main Idea
Supporting Details
Compare/ Contrast
Predicting
Cause/ Effect

Summarizing
All texts can be used to teach this strategy
Retell
Summary of Text
Main Idea
Connecting Main Idea with Details



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