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21 Anchor Charts That Teach Reading Comprehension

21 Anchor Charts That Teach Reading Comprehension
This blog is sponsored by Questar Assessment, a K–12 assessment-solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. 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 9. SOURCE: The Good Life 10. SOURCE: The Techy Teacher 11. 12.

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5 Ways to Teach Students How to Find the Author’s Purpose If you teach students about author's purpose, you probably already know about the acronym PIE (persuade, inform, entertain) and the related cutesy anchor charts. While those are good umbrella categories, the actual reasons that authors write nonfiction are often more nuanced. Textbook authors write to educate. Creative ways to teach vocabulary Here is the third extract from the latest British Council publication 'Creativity in the English Language classroom' edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey. In this chapter, Judit Fehér gives tips to teachers on how to integrate creativity into everyday classroom practice. 'In this chapter, I aim to give tips to teachers on doing just that: to integrate creativity into everyday classroom practice and typical language learning activities and exercises. I will use a framework of thinking that is used by many teachers around the world to think about and plan their lessons, namely: Working with the language system: Presenting and practising vocabulary.Presenting and practising grammar.Improving pronunciation.

Challenging Advanced Readers in Upper Elementary School You’ve got twenty-four kids in your class. Nineteen are reading on grade level, but five are above. What’s a teacher to do? That’s exactly what Jana wrote to the We Are Teachers HELPLINE! No-prep warm up activities No preparation warm up activities to get your class off to a smooth start. Alternatively, keep a copy of our book 50 Conversation Classes in your bag, and before you know it they’ll be happily chatting away about the day’s theme. Do you use any other quick no or low prep warm up activities?

Book Tasks ⋆ Posts, Teaching Matters When I went to school I loved reading books, but I hated answering content questions for class. I always felt stupid answering questions that everybody in the classroom knew the answer to. When I studied at the university, I was finally allowed to answer what I thought about what I had read and found a new joy in exploring the deeper secrets in my mind that the book opened up. This is why in I always prefer open questions to clear-cut repetitions of facts. When it comes to reading books, presents several sets of questions that will let your intermediate students explore their own minds through their reading experiences. The best thing is that these can be assigned to any book! Preparing for, understanding and assessing reading can all be a challenge. Even great reading activities can be simple, however. Here are 9 ideas you can use in your reading program that require nothing more than some sticky notes. Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015) Listening Listening is considered to be the most difficult skill by language learners because we not only have to understand the grammar of the language, but also the speed, pronunciation, intonation and choice of words that the speaker uses. All these factors combined make listening very hard. Luckily, there are some tips and help for you and here I will talk about some strategies to help you become a better listener. Strategies

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area Reading is reading. 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. Close Reading Toolbox Freebie! This post originally appeared on the blog CreateTeachShare. Well, my school year has barely ended, and call me crazy, because I am already planning and creating for next year!! I have a list a mile long of new ideas that I can’t wait to try out for next year. My first one?!?! Close Reading Toolboxes!! Close Reading has become a huge reading practice in my classroom, and has helped my students to get through those challenging informational texts.