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Volume 11

Countdown to Reading Comprehension

If the homework assignment is "Read pages...", instead of having students answer the review questions have them respond in 3-2-1 countdown format. After reading the assigned selection, ask them to write

  • three new things they have learned;
  • two items they feel might be most important to recall for a future quiz or test; and
  • one question they had (something they did not understand, a clarification they would like, something else they would like to know...) as they read.

Article by Cara Bafile
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