Looking to improve your students' reading comprehension while at the same time engaging them in a new and different way? Then DR-TA is for you! The Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA) is a comprehension strategy that guides students in asking questions about a text, making predictions, and then reading to confirm or refute their predictions. The DRTA process encourages students to be active and thoughtful readers, enhancing their comprehension.
Why use directed reading thinking activity?
It encourages students to be active and
It activates students' prior knowledge.
It teaches students to monitor their understanding of the text as they're reading.
It helps strengthen reading and critical thinking skills.
This activity is applied in the classic story of a magical place that sits somewhere between a sandy and rocky hill near a river and the imaginations of the young children who play there. The lesson is paginated to the Open Court Reading series, but can be easily adjusted to fit your needs. Supplemental OCR lessons are available upon requst.