Read, Cover, Remember, Retell

READ only as much as your hand can cover.*

COVER the words with your hand.

REMEMBER what you have just read. (It is okay to take another look).

RETELL what you just read inside your head or to a partner.

Retelling Expository Text

What is the topic?

What are the most important ideas to remember?

What did you learn that you didn't already know?

What is the setting for this information?

What did you notice about the organization and text structure?

What did you notice about the visuals such as graphs, charts, and pictures?

Can you summarize what you learned?

What do you think was the author's purpose for writing this article?


*While reading, you might want to code text as follows:

Source: Linda Hoyt, Revisit, Reflect, Retell


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