UNRRAVELD ppt - Beyond the Horizon

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UNRRAVELD
A reading technique to
make you more aware of the
text you are reading.
The steps of UNRRAVELD
Underline the title.
Now survey the text and make predictions.
Run through & number the paragraphs.
Read the questions
Are the important words circled or underlined?
Venture through and read the passage.
Eliminate unlikely answer choices.
Let the questions be answered.
Double check your work.
Underline the title.
How does this help me?
It helps me predict what the selection might be
about.
It helps me prepare for what I am about to read.
It allows me to begin making connections.
Now survey the text and
make predictions.
How does this help me?
Surveying the text helps me understand the structure
(Narrative/Expository)
Making predictions helps me to connect the selection
with what I already know.
Making predictions helps me set a purpose for reading
and keeps me focused as I test my predictions.
Run through and number
the paragraphs.
How does this help me?
When I locate answers, I can write the paragraph
next to the question quickly.
The numbers remind me to stop and summarize or
monitor comprehension after each paragraph.
It helps me organize the text on the paper and in my
head.
Read the questions.
How does this help me?
Pre-reading the questions helps me focus on the
important information.
Pre-reading the questions saves me time so I don’t
have to hunt for answers.
I can use the numbered paragraphs to help locate
answers quickly.
Are the important words
circled or underlined?
How does this help me?
Circling important words helps me locate the important
information quickly.
Circling important words helps me focus on the information the
question is asking me to find.
Circling important words helps me focus on the type of question:
Right There, Author and Me, or On My Own
Circling important words also helps me stay focused on my
purpose for reading the selection.
Venture through and read the
selection.
How does this help me?
This is the fun part of reading. I can now enjoy the selection.
I can track my thinking in the margins to keep me focused on the
text.
I can stop at each paragraph number to summarize or monitor
my comprehension. I can use fix-up strategies if I don’t
understand.
Eliminate unlikely answer choices.
How does this help me?
Eliminating unlikely answer choices makes it easier to
locate the correct answer.
Eliminating unlikely answer choices allows me to have
less choices in case I am unsure of the correct answer.
I have to consider each answer choice before deciding if it
should be eliminated.
Let the questions be answered.
How does this help me?
Using all of the previous steps, answering
the questions should be a piece of cake!
I MUST circle my answer in my test book
before bubbling my answer sheet!
Double check your work!
How does this help me?
I can re-read parts of the selection or the
questions to clear up any confusion during my
first reading.
I can double check that I’ve answered each
question (and if I have a bubble sheet I can
check that the correct answers are marked).

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