Comprehension Strategies: Antibiotic Resistance

Teaching about abstract concepts like antibiotic resistance can be a difficult undertaking. That’s why it’s important to utilize a variety of comprehension strategies, especially at the secondary level. The attached google slide presentation provides examples of two of my favorites: the Discussion Web, and Intra-Act.

Discussion Web

It is a cooperative strategy in which students will be presented with a central question related to a reading. They will have the opportunity to form their thoughts individually before working in increasingly larger groups to add on or change their ideas and perspectives until they’ve reached a conclusion they can all agree on through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.

Those conclusions will then be placed on the class web and further discussed until a final conclusion(s) is made.


This is a tool designed to get students reflecting and engaging thoughtfully on the reading to better help them understand the concepts and contexts of the reading and content before engaging in insightful discussions with a group.

Feel free to use these in your classroom or to adapt them in any way you like!

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