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Chunking
Old 07-12-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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A strategy I have used is chunking. I teach students to stop at the end of a paragraph or page depending on the level of the text and the level of the reader. At each stopping point the student jots down the main idea of what s/he has read on a post it note. This forces them to stop and think about what they are reading rather than just reading the words. It is a process that has to be modeled, practiced and monitored (ad nauseum for some), but I have found the effort to be worth it.
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