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READING STRATEGIES TASK CARDS - 24 FREE PARAGRAPH CARDS. Reading-Strategies-Bulletin-Board.jpg 500 × 500 pixlar. Technology Up to Speed: Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies. Hello friends!

Technology Up to Speed: Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies

Monsters University, what a great movie. But, the short, "Blue Umbrella" really affected me. Not only did it make me feel sad for inanimate objects, but it also made me do some metacognition. I realized I was predicting and inferring the entire time. I realized this was a gem for introducing and practicing important reading strategies. This first google doc link is to a list of animated shorts. The second google doc link is to a list of graphic organizers to use with each short. Understanding Close Reading - Infographic.

Close Reading Classroom Poster. Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts. Not satisfied with students' progress on district- and state-mandated tests -- and after careful deliberation by administration and staff -- the Edwards Middle School implemented the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Initiative in the 2006/07 school year.

Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

ELT has since become an integral part of the school day, where students receive an additional 60 minutes of support instruction in some core academic classes like English and math, and 90 minutes of electives in arts, sports and music, and other enrichment activities. In order to maximize the benefits of ELT for students, I looked for ways to fine tune my approach to teaching individualized learning in my English language arts classroom. One of the instructional models that informs my approach to teaching individualized learning is the Readers and Writers Workshop. This approach proved very helpful in optimizing ELT. Readers and Writers Workshop: An Instructional Model 1. Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade. 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students.

What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes—no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding—they’re just left blowing in the wind. Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things. Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and then providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk. When scaffolding reading, for example, you might preview the text and discuss key vocabulary, or chunk the text and then read and discuss as you go.

Show Me the Strategies. {*style:<u> </u>*} *Teachers—The following strategies can be implemented into your daily/weekly lesson plans by using the “Instructional Newsletter” Folder on your school’s Shared Folder.

Show Me the Strategies

Download a copy for your files and copy and paste them into your lesson plan. In addition, you will find a sample template for planning a lesson, as well as expanded strategies and tips for teaching in the middle school and for block scheduling. Please contact Donna or Linda if you need more explanation or would like to share a strategy you use that is not on our list. Just as Harry Wong says what happens on the first days of school will be an accurate indicator of your success for the rest of the year, what happens in the first minutes of your class will indicate your success for the rest of the class period. 1) Students write the answer to a question given by the teacher the previous day and turn it in as they enter class the next day.

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) 1.

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR)

Explain to students that there are four types of questions they will encounter. Define each type of question and give an example. Four types of questions are examined in the QAR: Right There Questions: Literal questions whose answers can be found in the text. Often the words used in the question are the same words found in the text. 2. Strategies for Better Reading. Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12. 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area. 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area Reading is reading.

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another. Without getting too Platonic about it all, reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does. Science content can often by full of jargon, research citations, and odd text features. Social Studies content can be an interesting mix of itemized information, and traditional paragraphs/imagery. Literature? This all makes reading strategies somewhat content area specific. But if you’d like to start with a basic set of strategies, you could do worse than the elegant graphic above from wiki-teacher.com.

For related reading, see 50 of the best reading comprehension apps, different ways your school can promote literacy, or how reading in the 21st century is different. FREEBIE READING STRATEGIES POSTERS & BOOKMARKS.