Smart 7

The Smart 7 is a comprehension strategy to help students when reading a passage they have never seen before. Students are given the handout below with the steps to use while doing this activity. The steps in the strategy are outlined in the following section.

Explanation of Assignment

Step 1 - Read and box in the title

Step 2 - Box in paragraphs and number them

Step 3 - Read the passage carefully

Step 4 - Read the question and highlight the important words

Step 5 - Read answer choice and rate them

Step 6 - Go back in the story and prove your answer

                     Step 7 - Go back and darken or circle your answer


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