Preparing for Reading :
Have students highlight only the first sentence of each paragraph-then answer the comprehension questions. Or give students only the first sentence of each paragraph!
Map the knowledge that students already have about the topic.
Look at the picture and make a summary, then read the text paragraph by paragraph and add details.
Getting the main ideas/structure:
Scramble the paragraphs-students put them in the correct order.
Remove a key word with “Find and Replace” and have students figure out what the key word should be.
Identify key points on a note-taking worksheet.
Adapted from Nancy Overman and Candith Pallandre, TESOL 2004, Georgetown University
Watch for more ideas and a future workshop on this topic.