What is it? And When to use it? A comprehension strategy Guides students to ask questions about the reading, to create predictions, and to confirm their predictions (Use it during reading in small groups, individually, and in whole classroom settings)
Teacher Steps 1) Determine the text to use and preselect points for student to pause during the reading 2) Introduce the text, purpose of the DR-TA, and provide examples of how to make predictions – Direct – Open-ended questions to begin thinking – Reading – Students read to first pausing point – Thinking – Students think about their predictions after each section
Thinking Why, in the midst of battle when her life is turned upside down by War does the author find sympathy towards the soldiers?
What is the significance of the Daily Citizen newspaper, and why does the author choose to purchase it regularly?
What led the civilians to price gouging one another? Explain.