Document 14628606

Reading Comprehension
Strategy: Text Talk
Appropriate Grade Level: K-2nd Grade
 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
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.