"The basic concept that underlies this research on generative teaching for understanding is that comprehension depends directly on what students generate and do during instruction." (Wittrock, M. C., 1991, p. 169)
Within the context of this document, generative refers to those means of sharing thinking that first require meaningful constructs to be developed by the reader to share thinking about the text. The reader's evaluation of the text plays a significant role in the thinking that is shared.
Prompts are found in each of the subsets.