The Read Draw Write Method (RDW) is great for students who are struggling with problem-solving questions. The RDW method eliminates the initial confusion students may face when presented with a word problem. It allows students to draw images which lead to a deeper understanding of the problem. It hits some key mathematics standards, such as, “make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, model with mathematics, and use appropriate tools strategically and look for and make use of structure.”
Included in this lesson plan is a RDW anchor chart, teacher example, and a RDW exit slip. These questions are geared toward grades 1 and 2, however, the RDW method can be used in any grade level!