Tea Party Reading Strategy
By: Takara Brownridge
What is the Tea Party Strategy?
This strategy can be used in grade levels 3-5, 6-8 and it is also helpful for ELL student as well.
Why use it?
- To begin this activity; the teacher must first make cards with excerpts on them or for younger students strips of sentences from the text.
- Before the students pair up, the must first read the text that they have silent to them selves serval times so they will be able to fluently read them to peers. Also to ensure that they understand the material as well.
- Students will then move around the room and share their excerpts with different classmate. To make sure that this is done in a manageable way, students will use the hands up pair up strategy as the find partners.
- Once the student has found a partner, they are to read their excerpts to each other and discuss them. One student will read and they will discuss, the other student will read and they will discuss. Once they have finished they will separate and find a new partner.
- After a few moments have passed the teacher will ask everyone to return to their seats and a few students will be called to share their excerpts with the class or discuss what they have learned through this activity.
When to use this?
Common Core Standards?
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
- English Language Arts Standards. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2016, from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/
- Tompkins, G. E. (2004). 50 literacy strategies: Step by step. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Updike, J. (2008, December). Visions of Mars - National Geographic Magazine. Retrieved March 20, 2016, from http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/12/planet-mars/updike-text/3