More Reading and Comprehension
Updated the comprehension strategies from the other page. Probably more 'Reading Strategies' than just comprehension now.
Reading Strategies 2016
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This is why Pinterest makes good professional development! Saw a 'Real Reading vs Fake Reading' idea on Pinterest and used it with my 3/4s this year. First days of school I watched their 'read to self' behaviour then wrote everything I saw up on the whiteboard. As a class we discussed this and added input from the kids. Then I got them to split the behaviours into 'Real' and 'Fake' reading. From my messy whiteboard work, we made this poster. (Another example of drafting then publishing.) When presenting it to the kids, I talked about the significant use of colour and we hung it in a prominent place in the room. We refer to it often now, sometimes as a whole class reminder before we begin reading, sometimes I'll just ask a child to come to the poster with me privately and we'll talk about what they've been doing and what that means. It's also a great poster when other teachers are in the room as it immediately sets up the group expectations.
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Our Daily Reading Routine
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As we've been doing Literacy Pro this year (more information here) we've developed the need for awarding kids points for the books that don't have quizzes. To this end, we've developed 3 simple reading response sheets the kids to choose from to do as they read the book, then we can use the teacher added points. Really want this to work so kids are reading all the books they want to and not just the ones with quizzes (although there are heaps of ones with quizzes - Lit Pro really is a great set up)
Working with guided reading groups I wanted a simple visual trigger to use with the kids when we were talking about common comprehension strategies (predicting, retelling, visualizing, connecting) Not actually meant to be 'filled in' more as a talking prompt. Came up with these: