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LC Module: Group Readings

“The best way to know if you are comprehending material is to monitor your recall as you read. The more you can recall the better the comprehension.” (St Mary’s College, 2015)
“Being able to distinguish between main ideas and supporting details will help you to draw conclusions, evaluate, and critically interpret—all integral skills for comprehension.” (Texas Higher Ed Coordinating Board, n.d.)
“All students can benefit from working with partners to cognitively process important vocabulary and content knowledge. But the cooperative learning model is essential for struggling readers to succeed in your classroom. Cooperative learning differs from simple group work in two important ways: (1) Individual and group accountability are built into every activity so that all group members are required to participate and produce, and (2) group members are taught and then expected to fulfill certain roles during the cooperative process.” (McEwan, 2015)

30 MIN

GC207 – Group Reading – “Say What?” Memory Game

GC207-S4 – “Say What?” Memory Game – Alexa or Instructor will guide students in the “Say What?” Reading Memory Game.  Students will be directed to read passage and/or have all students read the passage silently. Then, students will list every fact remembered in their own words on their Memory Fact Sheet.  Next, students will share and compile a Memory Fact Sheet with a partner.  Last, a Master Memory Fact Sheet will be compiled by small groups in preparation for a class tournament.  Each small group will be eliminated when they repeat a fact already given or run out of facts. (Option – Reading Journal Entry)

30 MIN

GC206 – Group Reading – Last Word Reading Tool

GC206-S3 – Last Word – Alexa or Instructor will guide the students to divide into small groups with reading material divided into sections.  Each small group member will draw their small group role and section number.  Then, students will be directed to read their assigned section and select a significant quote.  Next, each section leader one will share their significant quote and request that each member share why they think the quote is significant.  To end the discussion, the section leader will share why the quote was significant to him or her.

20 MIN

GC205 – Group Reading – Reading Wisdom Tool

GC205-S4 – Reading Wisdom – Before reading begins, Alexa or Instructor will direct each student to be assigned or draw a task to perform while reading their assignment. The tasks are Summarizer, Clarifier, Questioner or Predictor. Then, students will be directed on how to perform their specific task.  A class share will be conducted after completion of their reading task. (Option – Reading Journal Entry)

Achievement Points - The gears located on each module provide some research specifics why the strategy used in each module raises student achievement. You can click on the gear to read and click on the gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved. For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Resource Guide in the left hand column of this website.