Three Level Guide

The Three Level Guide is a comprehension strategy devised by Herber (1978) and developed further by Morris & Stuart-Dore (1984).
Teachers devise statements around a text to focus learners on the relevant parts of a text that will meet the teachers' learning objective.
The three levels are: 
  1. literal - guides learners to focus on relevant information in the text and disregard irrelevant content
  2. interpretive - guides learners to infer meanings from one or more sentences in the text
  3. applied - guides learners to tap into their knowledge beyond the text and consider implications related to the real world
Clear examples of the Three Level Guide are available at MyRead.  
These include: