- You are returning to the classroom refreshed and excited to help students achieve reading success.
- The New Year is a perfect time to introduce fiction and nonfiction books to students using Scholastic Book Guides.
- These book guides save you time by providing complete teaching support across an entire text, from introducing the book effectively to assessing students’ comprehension.
- Create interest by discussing the book’s genre and providing students an overview of the book.
- Build background by showing the cover of the book. Discuss important cues the title and cover image might give about the content of the book.
- Develop vocabulary by introducing new words students will encounter in the book and exploring text features or story structures. Encourage students to create a word list and to add new or interesting words to it as they read.
- Preview and predict: Page through the book to look at how it is organized and what images it contains. Invite students to write down some predictions, which they can later compare and contrast to the text.
- Lessons and mini-lessons for teaching with picture and chapter books students love
- Focus strategies for each reading session
- Text-dependent questions to improve reading comprehension
- Differentiation and ESL support
- Writing prompts and journal activities
- Graphic organizers
- Implementation ideas for whole-class, small-group, and independent use
- Reading and writing assessments
Thanks to the holiday break, you’re returning to the classroom refreshed and ready to support students on all their reading adventures. Why not pick up some new ready-to-go reading lessons to effectively engage your young readers and keep them on the road to reading success?
This is the perfect time to introduce new fiction and nonfiction books to students using Scholastic Book Guides. These timesaving tools have everything you need to help young readers identify main ideas, build key reading strategies, and think critically about a text. Because these guides provide complete teaching support across an entire book, you’ll be able to assess sustained comprehension while exploring text structures and big ideas. Engage your readers right from the start with this framework for introducing a new book to a class or reading group:
Book guides from Scholastic Teachables not only help you introduce new books to your students with the framework above, they also support you throughout the entire text with engaging lessons, activities, and teaching tools. Most importantly, because these book guides are ready to go, they save you valuable planning time. Each book guide provides:
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