MAIN IDEA~ Each bag has a unified group of items. Students unpack bag and write down the main idea and "supporting details." Great hands-on activity!
The Teacher in Me: Main Idea and Supporting Details Fun Activity
Let's Talk About Books! linky - This week I chose one of my favorite PD books of all time to talk about. If you've followed my blog or attended one of my presentations then you know that I LOVE Debbie Miller. Reading one of her books is so easy because if truly feels like you are having a conversation with an old friend. Reading with Meaning is the first book I read by Debbie Miller and it changed ... Here are a few posts I've made that incorporate some of Debbie Miller's strategies.
Let's Talk About Books! linky
Mrs Jump's class: Let's Talk About Books! linky
Mrs Jump's class: Froggy Fun!
Improve reading comprehension skills - Making this a routine to ask students "What are you thinking?" and, in the beginning, they must respond with one of these prompts
Online Reading Comprehension Software Programs from Gemm Learning
Week 1:!Key details in nonfiction - what is this book teaching?: "where are they?" "how do they do it?" "what do they do?" "who or what is the book about?"
Use with post-it notes for any story - I'm making this today. Post -it notes can be stored for assessment and portfolios later
Story maps help student pull the story apart and figure out what what it's all about. Some may think that this is unimportant to teach students in higher elementary grades but students still need to "learn to read" not only "read to learn" from kindergarten to middle school and beyond. This learning doesn't just stop once readers have a firm grasp on how to read.
story map for reading comprehension activities. laminate blank template poster + use boardmaker communication boards to have students organize vocab/story info into appropriate categories.