Purpose

To discuss and create deeper understanding for a text
while a class reads it together: most commonly used for
processing

Process

  1. 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.
  2. They continue to read and “say something” until they are finished with the
    reading. Stress that students should say one thing, not lots of
    things.

Examples
Students might say:
I think I know
where this story is going-Marvin is going to get lost in the woods, I’ll
bet.

Yeah, and the author is setting things up for some stormy weather to
make it scarier.

Audience Assessment
Each partner must
contribute each time they pause to discuss.

Variations 
The teacher guides what learners say during the reading, for
example:
Predict something that you think will happen.

Say
something that you want to remember about what you just
read.

The structure can be used as a tool with small groups having each person say something at agreed upon intervals within the text.

Resources Needed
Text to read

Time

10 minutes or more, depending on the length of the reading and how often
students are asked to stop reading and say something

 

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