I am a huge fan of Kylene Beers and Bob Probst’s work. I have read all their books and attend any workshop that my school district will allow me to go to where they are presenting. If I can’t go, I send others. Their latest book, Reading Nonfiction, breaks down teaching students how to read informational and argumentative texts in simpl
PURPOSE OF THIS STRATEGY:
QUESTIONS STUDENTS ASK THEMSELVES AS THEY READ:
When you are reading & the author uses specific numbers, number words, or provides statistical information, you need to stop and ask yourself…
General: Why did the author use these numbers or amounts?
History: How do these numbers help me see patterns occurring across time, regions, and cultures? What do these numbers help me see?
Science: What purpose do these numbers serve in this context? Do these numbers help prove a point?
Math (in a word problem): What question is the author asking me, and how do those numbers help?