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Teacher-Tested Strategies: Detail
District
Des Moines
Contact Email
catherine.homard@dmps.k12.ia.us
Name of Strategy
During Reading: Reading Guides
Description
I have student pairs read information from tables or text with many details. They must select the 'TOP 10' from that list. This may be the top 10 new things they discovered while they read, the top 10 they decided were the most important, or they must group the entire list into 10 categories. Their Top 10 list is then placed on a poster to share with classmates.
Rank Strategy
Very Useful and Effective
Reflection
I like this strategy for transforming detailed sections into manageable and meaningful information. Working in pairs, students need to actively decide which information makes 'the list' and which does not. Very adaptable for all types of information. Alternative activity: have several pairs work on the same information and then defend their list using debate strategies.
Subjects
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
PE/Health
Science
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 11
Grade 12
resource
Rank Readers
At Grade Level or Mixture of Reading Levels