The C.U.R.L. Reading Strategy is intended to help readers:
● Break complex text into manageable "chunks"
● Underline specific details within the text
● Annotate complex text efficiently and effectively
The C.U.R.L. Reading Strategy allows readers to take ownership of complex text. Using this strategy, they will be able to independently annotate in order to analyze the text.
Steps I took to implement the strategy:
(1st) Modeled using a complex, grade-level appropriate text
(2nd) Students worked with a partner to annotate another text using the C.U.R.L. strategy
(3rd) Students worked independently to annotate another text using the C.U.R.L. strategy
Using the gradual release model allows students to become comfortable and efficient with managing the strategy.
My students now use it consistently when reading!