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New Vocabulary Centers Gr. 2-4
Components of Reading
Teaching Research for Non-Fiction Writing
Content Area Literacy
Common Core Standards
Great Poetry Race
Key Three Comprhension
Higher Order Thinking
Science and Literacy
Examples of Student Work
Top Down Webs
English Language Learners
In Zone Readers
"Reading involves much more than decoding words. It is an act of creation. It is a miraculous process."
-Carol Jago, UCLA, Director of California Literacy Project
Enjoy these resources for comprehension.
Third Grade Comprehension Strategy Wall
Other Wiki Pages to Explore
Resources for Reciprocal Teaching
(You will find resoruces here for predicting, summarizing, questioning, and clarifying.)
Resources for Question Answer Relationships
Resources for Reader's Responses
Strategies versus Skills
Comprehension strategies are procedures that students learn to support independent critical reading of text. Skills are underlying processes that often support the strategies.
A Great Description of Strategies and Skills with Posters that Define Them
Comprehension Strategies Posters.pdf
(Scott Foresman focuses on 9 key comprehension strategies. Use these posters to cue students on these strategies.)
Great Student Friendly Visuals for Reading Comprehension Strategies and Skills
Comprehension Strategies Website
(Unbelievable website for reading comprehension.)
Key Comprehension Skill Routine Cards
What is the difference between a summary and a retell?
Summary vs Retell.doc
Comprehension Strategies (Thank you to S. Piso at the Ferryway for this Resource)
Carey the CONNECTOR.pdf
Casey the CLARIFIER.pdf
Izzy the INFERENCE INVESTIGATOR.pdf
Pat the PREDICTOR.pdf
Quinn the QUESTIONER.pdf
Sal the Synthesizer.pdf
Sammy the SUMMARIZER.pdf
Taking Partner Reading to the Next Step
When students in your classroom have the routine for partner reading down pat, consider one of these ideas to ask students to talk about what they are reading with a partner.
Listen to an explanation of how to use three strategies to get students talking about what they are reading.
Partner Read and Think.pdf
My Partner Said.pdf
Great Songs for Some Comprehension Strategies
Ideas and Strategies for Visualizing
Several skills such as cause and effect, making generalizations, and drawing conclusions ask students to make inferences about the text.
Understanding Cause and Effect.pdf
Strategy Celebration with Parents.pdf
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