DR-TA Flucas, Sessceal Reynolds, Emelia Saulter, and Aralee Smith
What is DR-TA? Why was it designed? • Directed Reading – Thinking Activity • It’s designed to help students begin to take responsibility for their own learning during guided reading.
What is DR-TA? Why was it designed? Procedure: • Direct students to read the title & brainstorm what the story might be about. Record the answers on the board. • Read 1st section. Ask students if their prediction was confirmed, rejected, or modified. Only the student who made the prediction may change his answer. • Repeat step 2 until the class has finished the reading. • Have students justify their predictions by having them think aloud.
Predict-read strategy • Setting purpose • Obtaining information • Keeping goals in mind • Keeping personal feeling in bounds • Considering options
5 steps of DR-TA (LESSON 8.3-page 172) • Step 1: Introducing the text • Step 2: Reading the text • Step 3: Discussion • Step 4: Revisiting the text • Step 5: Extending the text
References Pearson Custom Education: Developing literacy: LITR 3130.New York: Pearson Learning Solutions. DRTA-Directed Reading Thinking Activity. (n.d.).Retrieved February 2012, from Reading Strategies: http://emu1967.tripod.com/DRTA.htm