The Read 1, Speak 2, Write 3 activity provides a systematic way to teach three essential skills: silent reading, academic speaking, and summary writing. This activity asks students to read a passage of text, discuss what they have read, and summarize the main ideas in the passage. The activity creates a great pace for reading and ensures our students are engaging in student interaction every three to five minutes.

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Step-By-Step Process

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Planning Journal

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Student Activity
Interactive Lesson

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Textbook Starters
Verbs for
Summary Starters
Reading Rubrics

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Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

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Guide in Spanish
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Diagram in Spanish
Rubric in Spanish

Student samples

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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