Strategy: Say Something
Short, K. G., Harste, J., & Burke, C. (1996). Creating classrooms for authors and inquirers (2nd ed.). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Overview: This strategy provides students with opportunities to construct meaning and monitor their understanding. It establishes a very clear and simple method for helping students make clear connections to text, especially when the material is especially complex. A chart with possible topics to help conversations is beneficial. Examples follow:
Narrative: plot, feelings, summarization, predictions, connections, mood, setting, character descriptions
Expository: summarization, connections, predictions, paraphrasing, exploring big ideas
Rules for Say Something:
Source: When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do. Kylene Beers, 2003.
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