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Traffic Light Reading

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Lauren Saviet

on 14 October 2012

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Transcript of Traffic Light Reading

Traffic Light Reading Benefits Purpose Student Population Type of text Specifics Activity Description Research A reading comprehension strategy that helps students "become better readers when we have to drive through those 'hard hat' areas- when we have to read to learn" Marcell, 2007, p. 779 Provides scaffolding for students before, during, and after reading. Pressley, 2000- "Big four" comprehension strategies
that should be used routinely by students: Predicting
Visualizing
Connecting
Questioning STOP! Before I read checklist: What do I ALREADY know about the subject?
Did I look at the pictures and words in bold?
Get out the sticky notes! SLOW DOWN! While I read checklist: Can I tell myself the important facts so far?
Are there any tricky words?
Do I have any questions?
Is my MIND MOVIE turned on? GO! After I read checklist: What did I learn?
What was the BIG idea?
What do I need to remember?
How was my MIND MOVIE? to encourage students to engage in expert reader strategies Relating the reading process to driving makes it fun for the students
Encourages metacognitive strategies (self-knowledge and planning)
Encourages monitoring (summarizing, questioning, visualizing, vocab)
Provides a final check of comprehension post reading
Visual aid for students Intermediate Elementary (grades 3-5)
All students at this age (ELL, low-achieving, high-achieving, etc.) Why? First steps in comprehension
Scaffolding strategy- can be used with a variety of text complexities Informational Texts (Common Core) When? Before, during, and after reading! 4 Groups of 3 Preview the text Discuss Read Independently! Groups Discuss Discuss Write! Group Discuss Discuss Make notes on red tickets What do you already know? Make notes on yellow tickets What did you write? Comments for the class Make notes on green tickets What did you write? How can we adjust it? STOP! Before I read checklist: What do I ALREADY know about the subject?
Did I look at the pictures and words in bold?
Get out the sticky notes! SLOW DOWN! While I read checklist: Can I tell myself the important facts so far?
Are there any tricky words?
Do I have any questions?
Is my MIND MOVIE turned on? GO! After I read checklist: What did I learn?
What was the BIG idea?
What do I need to remember?
How was my MIND MOVIE?
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