With the three threes reading explorer, your students will develop a detailed understanding of text, and will also be able to critically question an article or passage of text.
Select an article, or passage of text, and break it into three sections. Then, have students complete the handout provided.
Section 1 - 3 words in which they do not know the meaning, and defining them.
Section 2 - Describe each passage in 30 words or less
Section 3 - Reader proposes questions to the writer, and a rationale as to why they asked the question.
Once students have completed this, discuss aloud and make changes as you see fit. It's up to you how you want to use it!