As part of a varied curriculum, explicit instruction in reading comprehension strategies from teachers can help older students use strategies meaningfully and flexibly. By focusing on an individual strategy, teachers can help students develop Metacognition around when and how to use different strategies to deepen reading comprehension. This is particularly helpful for older students who often encounter more complex texts as they progress through high school.
Watch how this teacher uses a complex text to teach her tenth grade students how to close read. She teaches different annotation techniques, such as identifying the main idea and asking questions, and then models them through think-alouds.
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Starting at 5:55, learn how Subtext allows students to apply their comprehension strategies to a text. By providing features that promote discussion like annotations, questions, polls to the text, students deepen their engagement while reading a text.
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