Reading is one of the three critical pieces of learning; reading, writing, and discussion, as proposed by Mike Schmoker, are “…the foundation for a well-equipped mind: the key to equity, access, and economic opportunity” (2006, p.72).
The following are useful B-D-A strategies to use in any classroom:
Before Reading Strategies: used to motivate, build and activate prior knowledge, introduce vocab, and develop metacognitive awareness (Vacca, Vacca, and Mraz, 2011).
During Reading Strategies: used to connect reader to text with structured guidance so students distinguish importance between ideas, understand relationships, and activity respond to meaning (Vacca, Vacca, and Mraz, 2011).
5—Admit Slip/Ticket to Enter
6—Guided Reading Procedure (GRP)
After Reading Strategies: used to clarify and extend emerging concepts (Vacca, Vacca, and Mraz, 2011).
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