Shadow Reading


To offer students the opportunity to practice analyzing points of view and support engagement in reading texts.


Students possess a variety of strategies to read, analyze and comprehend complex texts through their teacher’s instructional abilities.

Action Steps

  • Provide students with guiding questions ahead of time.
  • Students read required text.
  • Students compose a dialogue between two authors or narrators with opposing viewpoints.
  • Students share out. Invite pairs to act out their dialogue for the class. Afterward, discuss as a class what the conversations had in common, and what was added to the class understanding of this issue.
  • Follow the link below for additional guidance.



Facing History and Ourselves (2021) Retieved January 2022 from

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