Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

04.18.16 Building Autonomy via the ‘Literary Analysis Protocol’

Chapter 8 of Reading Reconsidered describes tools teachers can use to build Intellectual Autonomy… students’ ability to ask and answer their own questions of a text.  One of the tools we describe in the book is the literary analysis protocol, an exercise where a teacher regularly gives students a short passage from a book and asks…