LC Module: Readscans
GC117-S3 – Chapter Preview Quiz Scan – For reading notetaking purposes, in a three-step process, before reading, Alexa or Instructor will guide 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 simultaneously, 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.
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 guide 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 and end of the chapter paragraphs, on the front and back of an index card (or sheet of paper, folded vertically). Then, students will use remaining index cards to note key points on the front, and details, examples and illustrations on the back, as they read. (Option – Reading Journal Entry)
GC115-S4 – SQRRR – Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review – For reading notetaking purposes, in a five-step process, Alexa or Instructor will guide 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 each index card. Then, write confusing points on sticky notes. Next, students will review confusing points with a partner. Last, index cards will be used as Flash Cards for students to repeat the answers in their own words.
GC114-S4 – Anticipated Reading Guide – In a four-step process, Alexa or Instructor will guide 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 compare their initial beliefs. (Option – Reading Journal Entry)
GC113-S3 – ART – Ask, Read or Tell – In a three-step process, after receiving the reading lesson topic, Alexa or Instructor will guide 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 that they would like to have answered as they read. Last, after reading, students will be directed to answer the questions posed about the lesson. (Option – Reading Journal Entry)
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