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THIEVES is a pre-reading exercise that allows students to get a full-picture view of a chapter before they even begin reading it. It essentially is preparing the student to better identify and understand the importance and relevance of information within each chapter. THIEVES has also been credited with enhancing comprehension and retention of information they encounter during the reading.
Activating prior knowledge
Using text and organizational features
Establishing a purpose for reading
Identifying main ideas
Make sure to walk the students through each segment of the THIEVES graphic organizer and explain the purpose for each acronym. A teachers modeling guide is provided for this purpose. ENJOY!!!!