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Guided Comprehension: Summarizing Using the QuIP Strategy
|Grades||3 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||60 minutes per session|
A majority of students in grades 4–6 are beyond decoding instruction and need more assistance with comprehension to help them become successful, independent readers. Strategic reading allows students to monitor their own thinking and make connections between texts and their own experiences. This lesson introduces students to the QuIP (questions into paragraphs) strategy, a technique that involves graphically organizing information and synthesizing it in writing.
QuIP chart: This chart may be used in a variety of different lessons requiring students to use questioning.
McLaughlin, M., & Allen, M.B. (2002). Guided Comprehension: A teaching model for grades 3–8. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
- Guided Comprehension is a context in which students learn comprehension strategies in a variety of settings using multiple levels and types of text. It is a three-stage process focused on direct instruction, application, and reflection.
- The Guided Comprehension Model progresses from explicit teaching to independent practice and transfer.
- Summarizing is defined as synthesizing important ideas.
- Current studies demonstrate that when students experience explicit instruction of comprehension strategies, it improves their comprehension of new texts and topics (Hiebert et al., 1998).
Hiebert, E.H., Pearson, P.D., Taylor, B.M., Richardson, V., & Paris, S.G. (1998). Every child a reader. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA).