Talk Read Talk Write
A practical approach to learning in the secondary classroom
Benefits of TRTW
How do you teach TRTW?
Read: Students actively read an academic text. They will do some kind of writing to keep them on track, recall information, or ask questions about the content. There are many methods and graphic organizers that support active reading. (Chapter 3)
Talk #2: Students dialogue with each other in order to process what they have read. Alternatively, Talk #2 gives students a change to prepare for upcoming writing activities. (Chapter 4)
Write: Students learn to express their thoughts about the content. Not only does this deepen student understanding, but it helps students become strong communicators, an important life skill. (Chapter 5)