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Strategies for Reading Comprehension. Strategies for reading comprehension are conscious plans — sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Explicit instruction in comprehension strategies help students become purposeful, active readers. We love the strategies for reading comprehension that Tanny McGregor and other top authors offer us to help children understand what they read. Reading Process Poster Template By enlarging the following template and laminating, you can write (with a dry-erase marker) important reading processes and applications for children to discuss and understand during and after a piece of literature is read.

READ-O As mentioned on the Reading Fluency Activities Page, students are encouraged to read each night at home with their families and keep track of the books they read. Students are given a paper clip to add to our Reading Web for each book they read. During winter break I like to introduce Read-O to my students. Reading Is Thinking. Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs, Learn more about your Favorite Books and Share Books with Friends. Beth Newingham's Blog | Scholastic Teacher. Embarrassed to Read by Donalyn Miller.

A recent National Literacy Trust report found that 17% of children surveyed would be embarrassed if their friends saw them reading. According to a dictionary, “Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others.” Embarrassment is tied to our need for social acceptance. If you have ever chased a naked toddler, you know that children aren’t born with an understanding of socially acceptable behaviors and must learn them from people who understand society’s rules.

So, where do children learn that reading is embarrassing? Children receive the message that reading a lot isn’t cool from adults. When parents don’t model reading, teachers consider reading a school job, and communities and schools close or defund libraries—we communicate to children that reading isn’t important. In modern society, children’s future success depends on their acquisition of literacy skills. Free Audio Books - Download an audio book in mp3 or iPod format today!

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Notebook. Homepage - ReadWriteThink. Read it! Loved it! Adrienne Gear Reading Power Recommended Book Lists. Adrienne Gear's recommended book lists: Fiction Reading Power - Tried & True Connect (Primary, Intermediate), Question (Primary K-3, Intermediate Gr. 4-7), Visualize (Primary, Intermediate), Infer (Primary, Intermediate Gr. 4-7), Transform (Primary, Intermediate Gr. 4-7) Fiction Reading Power - What's New?

(Spring 2010) Connect (Primary, Intermediate Gr. 4-7), Question (Primary, Intermediate), Visualize (Primary, Intermediate), Infer (Primary, Intermediate), Transform (Primary, Intermediate) Nonfiction Reading Power - Tried & True Recommended books for read alouds, Zoom In, Determining Importance, Question, Connect, Infer and Transform Nonfiction Reading Power - What's New? (Spring 2010) Connect, Question, Infer, Determine Importance, Transform, Global Awareness Earth Day Nonfiction Reading Power Anchor Books Adrienne's Hot Picks for Novel Studies and Lit. Novel List - What's New? Books for Spring (Spring 2011) Primary K-3, Intermediate Gr. 4-8 Novels 2012 Primary K-3, Intermediate Gr. 4-8. CAFE. In our classroom, we will use the structure of CAFE to focus on reading comprehension strategies.

During Daily Five, two of our whole class mini-lessons will focus on CAFE strategies. I will also meet with small strategy groups and individual students when I finish meeting with guided reading groups. Our CAFE board shows the four strategies we will focus on- Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary. As we learn skills for each strategy, we will post them below. The most exciting part is that students will have the chance to declare the strategy they are working on. Taking ownership of comprehension strategies is an important part to becoming exceptional readers! This is our CAFE board. Here are the skills we will work on this year: Your TICKET to teaching comprehension! A Photo Tour of my Pensieve Don't try and implement this without reading the book by The Sisters! We Read, We Blog, We Teach. Reading Comprehension & Language Arts Teaching Strategies for Kids.

Comprehension Strategies - Making connections, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and more. From Strategies That Work, Mosaic of Thought, and Reading with Meaning, this page gives you information on the six comprehension strategies known as making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, and synthesizing. Literacy Resources For Teachers. Reader's Workshop. This website is designed and maintained by Karen A. McDavid © 2004. Ideas, content, activities, and documents for this website are copyrighted by Karen A. McDavid and should not be copied or downloaded without permission.

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