Reading Comprehension Strategy: Text Talk Appropriate Grade Level: K-2nd Grade Procedures/Steps: complete a K-W-L chart Put the student into the setting of the story. Ask questions that go from literal to inferential To get students to go deeper ask, “Can you say more?” At the end of story introduce new vocabulary Read a sentence that defines vocab concretely Have students repeat vocab and answer questions about it Comments and/or tips: Do not show pictures until after the entire story has been read. Students may rely on pictures too much Make sure students answer questions with more than one word Source: Conrad, N., Gong, Y., Sipp, L., & Wright, L. (2004). Using text talk as a gateway to culturally responsive teaching. Early Childhood Education Journal, 31(3), 187-192.