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Minute Comprehension

 

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Literacy Strategy

Name of Strategy: Minute Comprehension

Purpose:  This is a quick activity that can be done with any informational text.

Directions:

• Have students read silently for 1 minute. Then, have students stop reading.
• For one minute, have students write down what they remember.
• Have students reread the same passage for another minute.
• Students stop and write for another minute about any new information they remember from the passage.


If you have limited time, adjust the time so that students read/write: 30 or 45 second blocks vs. one minute. Instructional minutes are precious, so a good time to use this strategy is when you have a few minutes at the beginning or end of class.

 

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Dr. Stephanie Birdsong
February 13, 2015