Who: This pre-reading activity is effective for all grade levels and all levels of readers.
For struggling readers or ELL students, use this as a group activity to “prime the pump” for reading. For more advanced readers, it can be used as an independent activity ahead of reading.
What: Students interact with the text before they read it.
When: This before reading activity guides students to preview a text effectively by
drawing their attention to important textual elements, and helping them to make
predictions and anticipate meaning.
Why: It will help activate students’ background knowledge and help them to make
predictions. It will also help set a purpose before reading