Effective, enjoyable, easy to use, and inexpensive to make, this reading game, Comprehension Cups, helps students to see "the big picture," a metacognitive strategy. They read a factual detail and learn to make an inference about what information it communicates to them.
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this category game is a helpful way to get kids thinking in broad terms about main idea and supporting details. It helps to ingrain the metacognitive structure of this important reading strategy. It is also useful for verbal communication skills, allowing students to organize thoughts and speak in front of an audience in a short, non-threatening exercise. Crazy fun!
Effective, unique, and easy to use, these four lessons in making inferences contain well-known adages that are derived from centuries of human experiences. When matching these truisms to their underlying meanings, students practice making inferences from what they read.
This exceptional, ordered list of fundamental reading skills will help you gauge each of your students’ reading strengths and weaknesses. You can add to the profile as you learn more about each student. It can direct more effective grouping strategies with your class as well as more beneficial individualized homework assignments.
Do you have a student who sounds like a good reader but does not seem to understand what s/he reads? Retelling may be useful strategy to gain insight into his or her thinking process. This organizational technique, one for fiction and one for non-fiction, can be taught in small or large groups with this set.
Do some of your students sound like good readers, but they don't seem to comprehend very well what they read? Teachers often simply hope that students will know how to read with understanding. It is so much better to actually provide them with information about how good readers go about understanding text, and then help them assess themselves in relation to that information. This test does that.
Help your children help themselves. This two page Reading Habits Self-Help Test is designed evaluate the skills important to being a good reader in Grades 3-12. Students then develop improvement statements based on the honest appraisal of their own habits.
Effective and easy to use with most reading selections, this test will help your students help themselves to better reading. Stop simply HOPING that your students learn the process of how to read and study--actually provide explicit instruction with this Self-Help Test in a completion format.
Effective, enjoyable, and easy, to us, this set develops the strategic reading skill of sequencing events for the book, Strega Nona. Students love this activity because there is a physicality to it that helps some children who have difficulty conceptualizing events in time.
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this sequencing activity for events from Where the Wild Things Are provides a fun experience while practicing an important skill. Sequencing of events is an important competency for listening, thinking, and reading. It is valuable to introduce as soon as possible. Practice with the letter "w" is also included.