Strategies, ideas, and instructional guidelines for helping readers develop a deep understanding of the texts that they read
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Help your students truly understand the content that they are reading with these helpful tips and strategies.
Add "Stop and Think, Then Jot!" strategies to your reading unit to boost the level of critical thinking and comprehension in your classroom.
When students read or listen to non-fiction, they must locate details that pertain to the main idea of the selection. These teaching tips will help your students locate the main idea and supporting details in a selection.
Classic books develop a deeper meaning for us as we grow older and gain life experience. Discover lesson possibilities, book suggestions, photos, and anchor charts in this blog post.
Use these lesson plans to provide students with a strong foundation for reading, writing, and using nonfiction.
A Socratic Seminar allows students to shine while deeply increasing comprehension. Learn how to incorporate this strategy with videos, support tools, and a detailed lesson plan.
Tap into the talents of students who are high on the musical intelligence spectrum by using lyrics to teach the difference between the literal and beyond-literal meaning of texts.
Join me as I share two of my favorite techniques for improving reading comprehension.
Use these prompts and focused questions to help students gain the reading behaviors and comprehension strategies they need to become stronger readers.
Use these resources, including guidelines, checklists, and assessment tools, to help incorporate think-aloud strategies in your classroom.
Presents a lesson for reviewing reading comprehension strategies. First year teachers or new teachers will have students apply those strategies toward composing an oral presentation.
Learn how to perform assessments and use the results efficiently to guide your instruction.
Students will test their comprehension skills by identifying which events actually happened in the story of Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies.
Using key vocabulary from content area units of study, students can show what they know and set goals for their own learning. Formative assessments will be used to frame instruction and provide frequent feedback and to inspire even the most unmotivated student.
Make connections between successful test-taking strategies and sound general-learning practices. This article shares approaches to reading comprehension and math sections, as well as tips for easing test-related stress.
Graphic Organizers and Recommended Books
Students can use these reproducibles to visualize how ideas fit together, and you can use them to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your students' reading comprehension.
Teacher Mary Blow explains how she has students use predictograms to sort vocabulary words into categories according to literary elements and to define unfamiliar words through context clues.
Students explore intellectual and emotional connections to their reading and monitor for understanding when events or information are puzzling or confusing.