GCSS Teacher Toolbox
Name of Strategy: Minute Comprehension
Purpose: This is a quick activity that can be done with any informational text.
• 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.
Dr. Stephanie Birdsong
February 13, 2015