Text Impressions

Text Impressions, originally called Story Impressions (McGinley and Denner 1987), can be used with both narrative and informational texts.  The teacher chooses key words or phrases (10 - 15, depending on grade level) about a topic or concept students are about to study.  Students use the words or phrases in a paragraph that will reflect their understanding of the topic.  The teacher can use the Text Impressions piece as a formative assessment.

Text Impressions Sample

 

Websites on Text Impressions:

Story Impressions:  Before Reading Strategy

http://www.roe13.k12.il.us/Services/KeriKorn/BDA/Story%20Impressions.pdf

Reading Rockets:  Building World Knowledge
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/33920

Text Impression

http://www.smasd.org/mu/textimpression.htm

Learning Point Associates:  Story Impressions
http://www.learningpt.org/literacy/adolescent/strategies/story.php



  
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