The Four Cs

the four cs


Interacting with Text

Additional Purpose(s):

Making Connections, Organizing Learning, Supporting Thinking

The prompts provide a structure for inviting deeper thinking in text-based discussions.


  1. Invite learners to work with a partner or in small groups to respond to the following prompts: 
    • Connections: What connections do you draw between the text and your own life or your other learning?  
    • Challenge: What ideas, positions, or assumptions do you want to challenge or argue with in the text?  
    • Concepts: What key concepts or ideas do you think are important and worth holding on to from the text?  
    • Changes: What changes in attitudes, thinking, or action are suggested by the text, either for you or others? 


The Four Cs


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