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21 Anchor Charts That Teach Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is one of the most complex skills to teach. It’s also arguably the most important. Students will only succeed in other subject areas (and make it a lifelong habit to read for pleasure) if they understand what they are reading on an ingrained level. Many factors go into the development of reading comprehension, including building an extensive vocabulary, asking questions, making connections and visualization. Below, you’ll find 21 anchor charts that tackle some of the trickiest parts of teaching comprehension. 1. SOURCE: Life in Fifth Grade 2. SOURCE: McDee’s Busy Bees 3. SOURCE: Head Over Heels for Teaching 4. SOURCE: Creating Readers and Writers 5. SOURCE: Just Reed 6. SOURCE: Teacher Trap! 7. SOURCE: Teaching With a Mountain View 8. SOURCE: Step Into Second Grade. 5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (and Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!) Guest post by Sarah Wiggins I first heard about reader’s theater in college and thought, “How fun!

5 Reader’s Theater Myths Debunked (and Tips to Make it Work in YOUR Class!)

I will definitely do that when I have a class of my own.” When I did get my very own classroom, however, I was overwhelmed with everything that I was supposed to fit into my reading block. How could I possibly add one more thing? In my mind, I had made it this giant production that required tons of time and involved massive preparation including sets, costumes, and tense practice sessions. Maybe you have believed some of these misconceptions, too, and my goal is to help debunk the myths. MYTH #1—Reader’s theater must be a big production. Try This: Just print the scripts and go. MYTH #2—Reader’s theater takes too much time. Pass out a script after the test on Friday or in place of a textbook story one day.

Rather than reading a script as a whole class, divide your class into groups for reader’s theater. MYTH #4—Reader’s theater takes too much preparation and paper. StumbleUpon.

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Creative Book Reports. Why Prosody Matters: The Importance of Reading Aloud with Expression. Reading aloud with expression is a foundational reading skill students should be developing between grades 1 - 5, according to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (2012).

Why Prosody Matters: The Importance of Reading Aloud with Expression

It is pretty easy to recognize when someone skillfully reads aloud in an expressive manner. However, to effectively teach or assess this skill, a closer examination of its features, development, and relationship to other reading skills is needed. Prosody, the defining feature of expressive reading, comprises all of the variables of timing, phrasing, emphasis, and intonation that speakers use to help convey aspects of meaning and to make their speech lively. One of the challenges of oral reading is adding back the prosodic cues that are largely absent from written language. Researchers have found strong links between oral reading prosody and general reading achievement.

While punctuation provides some cues to prosody, young readers can be misled by it. A Teacher's Field Guide to Parents. Share it now!

A Teacher's Field Guide to Parents

Teachers would be foolhardy to label parents as either good or bad. Not all parents are created equal and cannot be categorized on a single spectrum. To do so would jeopardize a teacher’s ability to survive. Literally. I mean, I’m talking life or death here. You see, when normally mild mannered and reasonable people become parents they take on a condition that shapes their behavior.

One parent, whom I see every morning in the mirror, told me, “We’re like werewolves, transfigured by parenthood.” Knowing this, we teachers must be careful when working with us parents. So below is an very incomplete field guide to some of the more extreme types of parents that both new & veteran teachers might come across, along with some handling strategies. Please feel free to add additional parent types or handling ideas in the comment section. 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers.