- How can I help my students read difficult texts?
- How do I help them remember what they read?
- How can I motivate them to read with purpose?
Why It Works
- Students build reading competence and confidence as they read a variety of challenging but comprehensible texts in each content area.
- Students are able to make sense of more challenging text with teacher scaffolding, frequent processing, and peer support.
- A research-based pre-reading ritual prepares students to integrate new information, and the gradual release model provides scaffolding before students are released to read independently.
- Selecting Appropriate Texts
- Text-to-Speech Software
- Text Structure
- Text Features
- Pre-Reading Ritual
- Incidental Vocabulary
- Chunking Text*
- Partner Reading
- Read and Say Something
- Gradual Release of Responsibility (I Do - We Do - You Do)
* = PSD effective practices
How to Implement This Routine
Select texts carefully.
Read text closely
Lead a pre-reading ritual.
Gradually release reading to students.
Guide students to process each chunk.
Re-focus and reconnect after reading.