February 20, 2013
Boost engagement and reading comprehension with this exciting Structure! Give Rotating Role Reading a try today!
Rotating Role Reading assigns every student on the team a specific role so everyone has a part to play. It's a great way to ensure every student is participating, engaged and alert as they work as a team to process the assigned reading material.
Rotating Role Reading
Each team receives their own Rotating Reading Team Pyramid. (Or the teacher or students make up four role cards: Reader, Summarizer, Connector, Predictor.) The teacher explains and models each role to the class. Each team of four needs something to read.
1. Reader Reads: The teammate with the Reader role reads a paragraph.
2. Summarizer Recaps: The Summarizer describes the meaning of the paragraph in her or his own words.
3. Connector Makes Links: The Connector connects the reading to what was already read.
4. Predictor Makes Prediction: The Predictor makes a prediction about what will come next.
5. Switch Roles: Teammates rotate their pyramids (or pass their role cards) counterclockwise and repeat the process for the next paragraph or page.
To learn more about this structure, and other exciting classroom tips, check out Kagan’s Online Magazine!