Does Everyone Agree?
Thanks to Sheri Lear for sharing this great activity!
Purpose: For learners to develop discussion skills and practice citing evidence as they improve their reading comprehension skills
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Materials Needed: 6-10 text dependent reading questions on a handout
- After the learners complete a reading text, pass out the reading question handouts. Have every learner complete the questions independently.
- Break the learners into small groups. Have each group select a leader (or select the leader for them). Give the leader a new copy of the handout.
- The job of the leader is to poll the group and find out what everyone’s answer for each question. They can ask “What did you get for question #1?” or “What was your answer for the second question?”
- If all of the learners in the group agree on the answer for a question, the leader writes it down on the new handout. If they do not agree, they must discuss the question and the answer until they come to a consensus. Remind the learners to cite evidence from the text.
- After all of the leaders have completed the handouts with their groups, go over the answers together as a class.