reading with meaning
Teaching With a Mountain View: Fiction Comprehension
Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!
Science Notebooking: inquiry
ReadWorks.org is a free website with over 1,000 nonfiction passages and comprehension questions to go with them. Excellent resource to use when creating mini lessons for informational text. Common Core aligned.
ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension
Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme Anchor Chart
Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme
Excellent video on MOOD and TONE--students must be able to infer meaning simply from "reading" the visuals.
Here's a formula for conducting a close reading session: 1) Read a short passage - using a pencil to mark words, phrases and sentences. 2) Share notations with others. 3) Reread with a purpose. 4) Respond to a discussion-worthy, text-dependent question. Click to read more and to download free cheat sheets, too! Find more tips at pinterest.com/... or have lessons delivered to your inbox at elaseminars.com/...
CLOSE READING: What Close Reading Actually Means by Grant Wiggins
4th grade resources: poetry
Great activity to get students to dig into the text to "show me the evidence."
Project idea for novel study
Great comprehension strategies for students who read fluently but don't have good comprehension