Trying to implement the Common Core State Standards- or any standards- can be a challenge when so many students read below grade level. For the past several years, I have used a Silent Sustained Reading program in my high school classroom at least once each week for all my general education students. I build in purpose, accountability and structure by using graphic organizers (GO’s) that scaffold reading skills and develop higher order thinking skills in my student readers.
Included in this fifty-five page package are twenty-five SSR reading strategy graphic organizers, each with a poster for visual reinforcement. The included KEY provides a suggested sequence, along with before, during and after reading designations, and Common Core State Standards for each skill and task. I have also indicated which skills are scaffolding and which are higher order thinking skills. For those who are interested in differentiating according to intelligences, I have included Multiple Intelligence correlations. A universal evaluation rubric is included, along with a spreadsheet for tracking student accomplishment. Suggestions for Use complete this comprehensive SSR package.
This package could also serve as a complete SSR curriculum for a semester or entire school year for middle or high school reading students.
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