Directions: Read each statement and write Yes in the blank if you believe the
statement and could support it or put No in the blank if you do not believe the
statement and could not support it. After you finish reading the selection,
revisit the statements. This time, decide how one character in the story would
react to the statement.
Before Reading After reading
_________ If a person does not learn to read by the time he/she _________
is eight years old, it is not possible for him/her to learn.
_________ People who cannot read are able to do very little in ________
_________ It matters what previous experiences students have ________
when they are learning to read.
_________ How a student feels about learning is not nearly as ________
important as the actual content he/she is learning.
_________ Students must learn to read before they can write. _______
_________ Students struggle when they are given choice in what ________
to read and write.