Say Something

To use the “Say Something” engagement, employ the following skills. (A PDF version is also available.)

Make a prediction
  • I predict that…
  • I bet that…
  • I think that…
  • Since this happened (fill in detail) then I bet the next thing that is going to happen is…
  • Reading this part makes me think that this (fill in detail) is about to happen.
  • I wonder if…
Ask a Question
  • Why did…
  • What’s this part about…
  • How is this (fill in detail) like this (fill in detail)What would happen if…
  • Why…
  • Who is…
  • What does this section (fill in detail) mean…
  • Do you think that …
  • I don’t get this part here…
Clarify something you had misunderstood
  • Oh, I get it…
  • Now I understand…
  • This makes sense now…
  • No, I think it means…
  • I agree with you, This means…
  • At first I thought (fill in detail), but now I think…
  • This part is really saying…
Make a comment
  • This is good because…
  • This is hard because…
  • This is confusing because…
  • I like the part where…
  • I don’t like this part because…
  • My favorite part so far is…
  • I think that…
Make a connection
  • This reminds me of …
  • This part is like…
  • The character (fill in name) is like (fill in name) because…
  • This is similar to…
  • The differences are…
  • I also (name something in the text that has also happened to you)…
  • I never (name something in the text that has never happened to you)…
  • This character makes me think of…
  • This setting reminds me of…

If you can’t do one of those five things, then you need to reread.

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