UNRAVEL and CUBES are two strategies every parent should know about!
UNRAVEL is a reading strategy designed to make students more aware of the text that they are reading.
It is broken up into three different colors here to show what is done before reading, during reading, and after reading.
Blue - before reading
Green - during reading
Red - after reading
Underline the title
Now make a prediction
Run through and number the
Always read the questions first and
underline key words
Venture through and read the text
Eliminate crazy answers
Look back and prove your answer
Cubes is a math strategy that will help your child focus on the important information and get to the heart of what the problem is really asking.
Circle the numbers
This is what a word problem should look
like after using Cubes.
Underline the question
Box the math action
Evaluate and Draw
(What steps should I take?)
Solve/Check and Explain
(Does my answer make sense? How can I double