To discuss and create deeper understanding for a text
while a class reads it together: most commonly used for
- In pairs, students read a section of a textbook, article, etc., and then
each says something about what they just read. Speakers can make a personal
connection, note something they found interesting or confusing, or a main point
of the section.
- They continue to read and “say something” until they are finished with the
reading. Stress that students should say one thing, not lots of
Students might say:
I think I know
where this story is going-Marvin is going to get lost in the woods, I’ll
Yeah, and the author is setting things up for some stormy weather to
make it scarier.
Each partner must
contribute each time they pause to discuss.
The teacher guides what learners say during the reading, for
Predict something that you think will happen.
something that you want to remember about what you just
The structure can be used as a tool with small groups having each person say something at agreed upon intervals within the text.
Text to read
10 minutes or more, depending on the length of the reading and how often
students are asked to stop reading and say something