How do I use PALS?

A Real Example...

Question Card Activity 1

Partner Reading


  • 1st student is reader, 2nd student is coach.
  • Switch, 1st student is coach, 2nd student is reader. Begin reading where 1st reader started.
  • One point for each sentence.


Question Card Activity 2

Paragraph Shrinking


  • 1st Reader reads. Coach says:
  • 1. Name the most important who or what.
  • 2. Tell the most important thing about the who or what.
  • 3. Say the main idea in 10 words or less.
  • One point for each step.




  • 2nd Reader reads. Coach says:
  • 1. Name the most important who or what.
  • 2. Tell the most important thing about the who or what.
  • 3. Say the main idea in 10 words or less.
  • One point for each step.


Question Activity 3

Retell

  • 2nd Reader retells. 1st Reader asks:
  • 1. What happened first?
  • 2. What happened next?
  • 3. Continue asking what happened next.
  • The goal is to earn 10 points.

Question Activity 4

Prediction Relay

  • Coach asks 1st Reader:
  • 1. What do you predict will happen next?
  • 2. Read half a page.
  • 3. Did the prediction come true?
  • One point for each question.
  • Coach asks the 2nd Reader:
  • 1. What do you predict will happen next?
  • 2. Read half a page.
  • 3. Did the prediction come true?
  • One point for each question.