EDUC 302 EDUC 302 Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DR-TA) Assignment Template EDUC 302

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Directed Reading-Thinking Activity (DR-TA) Assignment Template
EDUC 302 Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers
Complete the template below.
Teacher Candidate (your name):
Students Grade Levels:
Reading Selection (narrative, informational text, or story):
Directions
See text pages 337–338 for details and examples. You need to conduct this activity with at least three elementary/middle school aged children at the same time.
Have students focus on the title and illustrations and ask them:
“What do you think this story will be about?”
“Why do you think so?”
Write students’ predictions on chart paper or the board.
Direct students to read to a logical stopping point. Then ask:
“Now that you have had a chance to read the beginning of the story, what do you think it is about?”
“Would anyone like to change predictions or make new ones?”
After students have made or refined predictions, ask:
“How do you know? Read the lines that prove it.”
Redirect questions as needed.
When there are no more ideas, direct students to read the next segment of the text silently.
Ask similar questions and other related ones.
Have students continue reading the text, stopping at logical points, and engaging in the same cycle of questions until the story is finished.
Complete the template below.
Enter three students’ names at the top of the three empty columns.
Check the behaviors that apply to each individual student. In just the last row, you must use words if your student Confirms or Refutes past predictions.
Write a summary and reflective analysis of the experience at the bottom of this template.
Reading Behavior During DR-TA
Student Names
Reading Title/Pictures of Selection
Participates in predicting / is cooperative
Makes some predictions with coaxing
Initiates own predictions eagerly after prompting with title
Low risk taking / reluctant
Predictions are numerous
After Reading Sections of a Selection
Retelling is accurate
Retelling is adequate
Retelling is minimal
Confirms or refutes past predictions
Write a summary and reflective analysis of the experience below: BOTH the summary and the reflective analysis must be at least 250 words each and must be thorough in describing the experience (summary) and your thoughts about it (reflective analysis) in order to receive full credit.
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