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Whole group reading activities

Reading Strategies Playbook

Reading Strategies Playbook

Vocab on the Move....during a unit review in reading we typically play this game. The students all have a sentence strip with a vocab word on it. They do not know what the word is though. They have to travel around the room to find a synonym, antonym, example, sentence, etc. The clues are used to determine the word on their heads.

3-2-1 ELA English Language Arts Reading Closure Activity - could be used for any 2nd language learning (translate and use for Spanish language building)

3-2-1 Closure Activity - Printable Worksheet | Student Handouts

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

Whole Brain Teaching Air Punctuation. This is really a neat way to get the student to think about the different things they need in their sentences. Wonderful for kinesthetic learners!

Free RACE Poster (also in blue) for answering short answer questions completely.

Citing Text Evidence Short Answer Strategy Poster: RACE

Frayer Model: great way for students to teach and learn vocabulary (other than copying definitions from the textbook)

Read, Remember, Retell

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

Common Core is all about evidence!! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence!! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters

Textual Evidence | Kristi Hancock

Squarehead Teachers: Kindergarten Sight Words List (by month). Free printable!

Kindergarten Sight Words List (Updated)

This is a FREE foldable bookmark with eight sections that students can use to record story elements as they read. By folding the paper in half, and then in half again, student create a bookmark that is always handy when they are ready to write. The story elements include characters, character traits, setting, problem and solution, and more. Students write, draw, and color to complete their bookmark.

30 Open-Ended Questions organized into 7 categories. Perfect to quickly refer to when lesson planning or putting together student materials.

A Ruby Payne strategy - it works! My kiddos' comprehension is rockin' right now! :)