***Updated with more diversity between fiction and nonfiction***
Improve your students reading skills with leveled questions and an interactive game for practice!
* Printable Grid PDF
Print out the grid for small groups, centers, or individual work stations. You can randomly draw which question or focus on a specific row or column!
* Powerpoint Game
Questions have been modified to fit into game-mode. Perfect for interactive whiteboards! Made so that kids can write their answer right there on the smartboard! Have students rack up points for their team while practicing their reading skills such as word meaning, main idea, summary and much more!
Use over and over with fiction and non-fiction texts!
Makes for a great review after any unit, novel or short story!
Suggested Lesson Plan:
* Put students into groups.
* Review current story
* Have them choose fiction or non-fiction based on story
* Two from group 1 come to smartboard and choose question. Set time for designated amount of time for each question. While group 1 answers on board, all other groups answer on sheet of paper for the group.
* Once timer goes off or question is answered, review for accuracy. If correct and finished they get full points. If incorrect or incomplete, you can designate amount of points given.
* group 2 and so on completes in the same way.
KEY Words: reading, leveled questions, powerpoint, smartboard, main idea, summary, cause and effect, lesson plans, interactive, reading skills, printable
I used this program with my 5th grade bilingual classroom. It has excellent graphic organizers for second language learners. They loved the power point and couldn't wait to use it with even the simplest of stories such as in our adoption. They really helped the students connect to the text thus gaining greater information and knowledge. The two power points helped the students see the difference and similarities among the cognative skills required by the two forms of reading. This made it easier for the students to compare and contrast similar themes among different formats and adjust their reading to different genres.
This is my 7th year teaching the 5th grade. I have been lucky enough to work in the most amazing campus. I teach reading in a departmentalized campus in the upper elementary grades and I am enjoying it! Reading is a passion of mine!