Appropriate Grade Level: Procedures/Steps:

Reading Comprehension
Appropriate Grade Level: 4-12
This strategy uses the acronym RAP to help students remember the steps to increase their own reading
1. Read a paragraph.
2. Ask yourself what the paragraph was about.
3. Put the main idea and two details in your own words.
Comments and/or tips:
Have posters of this strategy for students to use for reference.
Introduce this strategy by modeling to class on the board or on an overhead.
Use a check list with the acronym that students can check off the steps as they complete them.
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