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LC Module: Readscans

“The student who systematically previews the contents of a chapter before reading it increases comprehension—by creating a mental map of its contents, activating prior knowledge about the topic, and actively forming predictions about what he or she is about to read.” (Wright, n.d.)
"Most importantly, comprehension is much more difficult if prior knowledge is not activated before reading a passage.” (www.learningpt.org, 2014)

30 MIN

GC117 – Readscan – Chapter Preview Quiz Scan Tool (For Reading Assignment Only)

GC117-S3 – Chapter Preview Quiz Scan – For reading notetaking purposes, in a three-step process, before reading, Alexa or Instructor will lead students to skim each heading, sub-heading, tables, pictures, key words or highlighted text and write one possible quiz question for each heading and subheading, using index cards. To help write quiz questions, students will use the quiz Question Guide, if available. Next, students will be directed to share their prospective quiz questions with a partner, small group and/or class and add other questions generated by others to ensure coverage of all material. During and after reading, students will answer the questions generated on the back of each index card. The index cards will be used as Flash Cards or a Study Guide, highlighting and underlining important points or details.

30 MIN

GC116 – Readscan – Chapter Preview Scanning Tool (Reading Journal)

GC116-S3 – Chapter Preview Scan – In a three-step process, for reading notetaking purposes, individually, with a partner or small group, Alexa or Instructor will lead students to skim the table of contents, appendix, glossary and references. Then, scan the headlines, italics, bullets, icons, color-coding or pictures. Next, students will read and summarize the introductory paragraphs and end of the chapter paragraphs on the front and back of an index card or sheet of paper, folded vertically. Then, students will be directed to use remaining index cards to note each key points on the front and or details, examples and illustrations on the back as they read.

30 MIN

GC115 – Readscan – SQRRR – Creating Question Marks (Reading Journal)

GC115 – SQRRR-S4 – Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review – For reading notetaking purposes, in a four-step process, Alexa or Instructor will lead students, individually, with a partner or small group, to survey their prior knowledge and write down what they already know about the lesson topic. After writing down their current knowledge, students will take time and survey the reading material’s headings, sub-headings, bolded words, charts, picture and topic sentences and generate possible quiz questions on index cards. During and after reading the assignment, students will be directed to answer each quiz question in his own words on the backside of an index card and write confusing points on post-it notes. Last, students will review confusing points with a partner and then use the index cards as Flash Cards and repeat the answers in their own words.

10 MIN

GC114 – Readscan – Anticipated Reading Guide (Reading Journal)

GC114-S4 – Anticipated Reading Guide – In a five-step process, Alexa or Instructor will lead students to list and share common beliefs about the lesson topic. Then, individually, with a partner or small group, students will listen and write down others’ common beliefs and react with a positive and negative response. Next, students will be directed to generate some common questions that come to mind about the topic. Last, after reading the assignment, student will answer the questions posed and review their initial beliefs.

10 MIN

GC113 – Readscan – ART- Ask, Read and Tell Tool (Reading Journal)

GC113-S3 – ART – Ask, Read or Tell – In a three-step process, after receiving the reading lesson topic, Alexa or Instructor will lead students, individually, with a partner, or a small group, to jot down what they already know about the topic. Next, students will generate two questions about they would like to have answered as they read. Last, after reading, students will be directed to answer the questions posed about the lesson.

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.