This strategy involves a collection of words and phrases from an expository text with each word of phrase written on an index card. Students review the cards, develop categories, name each category, and rearrange cards in the appropriate categories. Students then use the categories to make predictions about the expository text. Students then read the selection and after reading, rearrange the cards and create new categories so they can more accurately retell and discuss the selection.
How to Use the Strategy:
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Directions for printing Toolbox Cards
1.Download the toolbox card
2. Select the save button in the right hand corner
3. Open the saved document
4. Select File>Print
5. Change Page Scaling setting to Booklet Printing
6. Change Booklet Subset to Both sides
7. Press OK