Looking for a way to keep your students engaged while reading informational text? The 5-3-1 Strategy allows students to work independently, then with a small group to help students focus on the most important information in a text.
How to Use
1. On Your Own
After reading the assigned text, students will work independently to pick 5 important words or phrases in the selection. Students will write their responses in the first box.
2. Working with a Partner or Small Group
Students will share their first box and in a small group or with a partner, they will choose their top 3 key concepts. Students will write three complete sentences in the middle box.
3. Small Group
Have those who were working with partners join another small group, or together in their small group, students will pick one word that is the most important concept in the selection.
Then have each group share their one word and discuss!
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