I had trouble assessing student understanding during reading and helping them search for the main ideas during reading without giving them the answer.
I tried to have reading guides and learning targets posted, but there was no way to ensure that the students were considering the points during reading rather than just at the end.
It helped me to have a quicker understanding of student comprehension before waiting until the end of the text. I was able to get a quick snapshot of what my students were learning and also give them immediate feedback.
I used it in two contexts. I used it as a whole class reading with Romeo and Juliet. I then used it with a small group as they read articles related to artificial intelligence.
It is a fantastic way to differentiate for students, provide fast and easy feedback, and it ensures that students are thinking about big ideas as they complete their reading.