TIC TAC TALK
This is a very engaging reader response activity to use after reading a text in guided reading. Working with a partner, students orally answer Common Core questions of main idea and key details, using the Tic Tac Toe game format. The fiction and nonfiction question templates work with any text, so you can use this comprehension and vocabulary tool tomorrow. I know you’ll use these templates over and over again, since they really work, especially with your struggling readers!
Students are challenged in this activity by:
They must refer to the text’s Vocabulary List, and use this content vocabulary in their oral responses to the questions.
The students’ answers must meet the ‘approval’ of their partner in order to get permission to cover their square for the Tic Tac Toe game. Both partners are therefore engaged either discussing or listening.
This rich ‘comprehension talk’ also functions as an oral rehearsal for writing. This is because your students have already connected their key ideas and details in a way meaningful to them. So when they write about an answer(s) of their choice, their written response has the understanding, content and vocabulary that you are looking for in your assessment. These files are in a .pdf format.