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"Picture books are a great tool to explicitly teach comprehension strategies. They tend to be short and are effective models for teaching various comprehension strategies. They can be used as springboards for class discussions or as the foundation for a think-aloud." - Jennifer Allen
reading comprehension strategies poster Standard 1, Knowledge of Literacy. Standard 1.3 = The teacher has demonstrated the ability to develop reading comprehension and promotion of independent reading including COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES FOR A VARIETY OF GENRES.
Links to The Clever Teacher website. For finding the perfect book. Comprehension Strategies: Connecting, Inferring, Predicting, Questioning, Summarizing, Visualizing/Imaging. Genre Studies: Narrative, Informational, Poetry, Folktales, Fairy Tales, Mysteries. Word Study. Author Studies. 6 + 1 Traits: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation. Units of Study-Lucy Calkins: Letter Writing, Diaries & Journals; Literary Essays, etc. And many more...