Classroom Strategies for Interactive
By Doug Buehl
the size you desire.
Your first decision is to choose
Examine the general shape to determine where to
start. The incision is always at the top, and you
should continue until you can lift it cleanly. The
removal of the interior portion can be fun,
although some people regard this as the least
enjoyable aspect. Once the shell is empty, you can
begin to craft a personality. Finally, arrange for a
source of illumination. Enjoy your results while
you can, for your work will soon begin to sag.
Carving a Pumpkin into a jack o’lantern
Sets readers up for comprehension.
Stimulates connections to prior
• Work in groups of 3-4.
• Find a relevant to your research project.
• Work together to tour a chapter in your
Students learn to be frontloaders.
Students learn to predict then confirm/reject.
Students are provided with “expert guide”.
Buehl, Doug. "Chapter Tours." Classroom Strategies for
Interactive Learning. Newark, DE: International
Reading Association, 2009. 59-61. Print.