Reading Comprehension

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Insightful elementary reading comprehension resources including: close reading, reading Information standards for nonfiction texts, text structures, fiction reading resources & literature, read aloud text, retell & going deeper with fictional texts and more.

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There are a lot of misconceptions about reading fluency and how to teach it. As a result, teachers are making major mistakes without even realizing it! This 4 part blog series focuses on fluency and ways to explicitly teach fluent reading strategies to elementary students. Teachers can also learn about engaging fluency activities for students to practice the skills during guided reading, independent reading or literacy centers. #TheReadingRoundup #fluency First Grade Reading, Student Reading, Kindergarten Reading, Reading Fluency, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Fluency Activities, Reading Activities, Reading Resources

Ways You Can Avoid Making These Fluency Mistakes

There are many misconceptions about teaching students how to read fluently. Teachers are making major mistakes with fluency without even realizing it!

Identifying theme in literature in the classroom? I have tips & strategies to help your students understanding finding the central message of a story. This post includes activities for elementary students, mentor texts for finding theme, interactive activities for determining the theme of a text. Teaching theme is much more than worksheets. Engage your students while teaching theme (moral or lesson) in literature. (2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade) (reading comprehension, reading strateg

Teaching Theme in the Elementary Classroom! (Tips to Make it Work!)

Teaching theme soon? I've got a great list of tips and tricks to make this tricky skill one you can teach with ease! Come check it out!

Reading Comprehension can be difficult for student, even those with great reading skills. Support students by giving them the language they need. Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Learning, Vocabulary Activities, Guided Reading

Graphic Organizers with Language Support • What I Have Learned

Reading Comprehension can be difficult for student, even those with great reading skills. Support students by giving them the language they need.

7 Ways Teachers Can Find Audio Books for Students Teaching Second Grade, First Grade Teachers, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Reading Centers, Literacy Centers, Creative Teaching, Teaching Tips, Reading Resources

7 Ways Teachers Can Find Audio Books for Students • What I Have Learned

Do you have a listen to reading center and struggle to find audiobooks for your students to listen to during this literacy center? Here are 7 ways teachers can access FREE audiobooks for the elementary classroom. Audible is one option, but so is your local library and FREE websites for read alouds. These tips will save your listening center. Most of these tips are FREE resources. Some are paid. Not all of them will be accessible to you, but hopefully, you will find something that works for…

An article with facts about the similarities and differences between guided reading and strategy groups. It tells the definitions of guided reading and strategy groups, guided reading groups book selection and strategy groups book selection as well. Guided Reading Strategies, Guided Reading Activities, Guided Reading Lessons, Guided Reading Levels, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Small Group Reading, Student Reading

Guided Reading and Strategy Lessons

So, when I hear teachers use the term guided reading or strategy lessons, what they mean really depends on their background knowledge.

These are the BEST videos to teach syllables on YouTube. Whether you are looking for new ideas or just want to add some fun activities to your preschool, kindergarten or first grade classroom. Practice counting and breaking words into syllables with these engaging video ideas.

5 Fun AND Instructional Videos to Teach Syllables to New Readers

Don't waste time searching for videos on YouTube! I've compiled a list of my favorite engaging videos to teach syllables!

Are you wondering how to create a love for reading with your elementary students? Read on to learn about this EASY approach that will get kids excited about books. Not only that but you will want to be sure to download the FREE printable resource to help you provide book recommendations that children are guaranteed to love! #thereadingroundup #freebieforteachers #teachingreading Reading Comprehension Strategies, Reading Fluency, Reading Intervention, Reading Resources, Teaching Reading, Teacher Resources, Kindergarten Reading, Reading Activities, Guided Reading

Develop Students' Love for Reading

Are you looking for ways to develop your students' love for reading? This easy approach and FREE resource is a fun way to get kids excited about books!

This is an article with tips, strategies, and anchor charts to teach the skill of asking and answering questions to students in first grade, second grade, and third grade. You will find picture books and book series to use as mentor texts to teach this skill. Many activities and FREE resources, close reading brochure activities, for your students in 1st, and, and 3rd grade. Reading Comprehension Activities, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, 3rd Grade Reading, Second Grade, Find Picture, Picture Books, Question And Answer, This Or That Questions

Easy Tips for Teaching Asking and Answering Questions

This leads us back to the big question of why ask and answer questions while reading. The reason we want our students to learn how to ask questions while

Check out this blog post all about teaching how to ask questions while reading in the upper elementary classroom. Read about how to explicitly teach students to ask questions while reading in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Learn about modeling the reading comprehension strategy, practicing questioning with specific activities, and MORE! After reading, download a FREE asking questions bookmark and get access to a Google Classroom compatible LINKtivity digital learning guide to get started today! Questions To Ask, This Or That Questions, 5th Grade Teachers, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Student Teaching, Google Classroom, Upper Elementary, 5th Grades, Get Started

Reading Comprehension Strategy Series: How To Teach Students to Ask Questions When They Read — THE CLASSROOM NOOK

Questioning is a reading strategy that is taught to students to help them to better engage with the text. It helps the reader to clarify what he or she is reading and to better understand the text. Asking good questions is a way for students to monitor their own comprehension while reading.

Reading Comprehension Bookmarks to Support Academic Language Reading Resources, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Speed Reading, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Reading Comprehension Posters, Reading Posters

Reading Comprehension Skills & Strategies Posters • What I Have Learned

Reading comprehension posters that focus on 24 reading skills and reading strategies that elementary students use when reading to learn. Some skills and strategies include: compare and contrast, identify main idea, make connections and more. The posters come in multiple formats and are great for helping students learn the language patterns of the comprehension skills. They come with prompts, responses, and graphic organizers.

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High and Low Books to Attract Reluctant Readers

Reading is everything, right? So what can you do when one of your students is just ‘not feeling it’? Not just for a day, but for months. You’re wracking your brain to try and get this kiddo to pick up a book, but he isn’t interested in anything you have to offer. We’ve all been there. It can be challenging to sell some students on the joys of reading, especially when technology offers so many other convenient options and (sometimes) distractions. In the classroom, however, this isn’t the…

Have you heard about what close reading is and how it can benefit your students, but not sure how to incorporate it into your daily routine? This blog post gives you so many ideas on how to improve your student's reading comprehension levels with some engaging and fun activities and projects. Learn how incorporate close reading into your classroom! These Close reading strategies are great for 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade! Close Reading Strategies, Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Fun Activities, Classroom Resources, Student Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Teaching Kids

Use close reading comprehension passages in your classroom in a variety of different ways to get your students engaged and practicing important ELA standards! From centers to sub plans to room transformations, fun, themed close reading passages will make an awesome addition to your upper elementary classroom.

Use close reading comprehension passages in your classroom in a variety of different ways to get your students engaged and practicing important ELA standards!

High and Low Books to Attract Reluctant Readers Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Intervention, Reluctant Readers, Struggling Readers, Comprehension Activities, Reading Comprehension

High and Low Books to Attract Reluctant Readers

Reading is everything, right? So what can you do when one of your students is just ‘not feeling it’? Not just for a day, but for months. You’re wracking your brain to try and get this kiddo to pick up a book, but he isn’t interested in anything you have to offer. We’ve all been there. It can be challenging to sell some students on the joys of reading, especially when technology offers so many other convenient options and (sometimes) distractions. In the classroom, however, this isn’t the…

This is an article that shows and explains how to use alphabet poster printables in your classroom. This resource is designed for students in Kindergarten or first grade. It is also perfect for students with reading difficulties or for students new to English. This Alphabet Poster article describes different ways to use them including alphabet mini books and hands-on activities. Teaching Letter Sounds, Alphabet Sounds, Teaching The Alphabet, Teaching Phonics, Phonics Worksheets, Alphabet Book, Alphabet Activities, Hands On Activities, First Grade Classroom

How to Use Alphabet Posters in Your Classroom

Having alphabet posters around your classroom to help support children check their thinking about letters and sounds is key for early readers.

Learn how to introduce books to your guided reading groups in a way that gets the kids excited and also teaches them what they need to read the text! | Learning at the Primary Pond French Teaching Resources, Primary Teaching, Teaching French, Teaching Music, Teaching Reading, Learning, Teaching Ideas, Kindergarten Music, Teaching Tools

How to Craft Strong Book Introductions for Guided Reading - Learning at the Primary Pond

In today’s post, I’ll share information about what a strong book introduction includes. The book introduction in a guided reading lesson lasts just a few minutes, but getting “good” at doing them takes some practice (and is something that's challenging for me)!

These fun sight word games are perfect for kindergarten or for first grade, second, 3rd and beyond. My students love these hands on board games and card games that cover both dolch and fry sight words! Teaching Sight Words, Sight Word Practice, Sight Word Games, Sight Word Activities, Phonics Activities, Comprehension Activities, Reading Activities, Reading Fluency, Reading Intervention

Engaging Sight Word Learning Games Your Students will Love

These sight word learning games are perfect for guided reading group or adding to centers. Students get tons of practice and have tons of fun!