The Read 1, Speak 2, Write 3 activity provides a structured way to teach three essential skills: silent reading, academic speaking, and summary writing. Students 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.

Where is this in the Reading Process: Step 3

Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.

Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.

Origin: El Cajon Valley High School, 10th grade PLC, 2010

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Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Teacher Reflection

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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