The “Before, When, and After Reading” bookmark is appropriate for reinforcing and practicing the comprehension strategies in grades 3rd-8th, when used with identified leveled literature and grade level texts. The reader friendly comprehension strategies can be utilized by students to become proficient in reading and understanding all literature genres, texts in daily reading across the curriculum, and when reading independently anywhere and anytime.
Students will use the comprehension “Before, When, and After Reading” bookmark before reading a text aloud and silently to prepare for reading the text, when reading to stop to think about and discuss the text, and after reading to review what they read. A teaching poster and storm literature links are included to illustrate the importance in comprehending a text before, when, and after reading.
The “Before, When, and After Reading” strategies can be a followup to a comprehension lesson focus with aligned Common Core Standards for comprehension. The strategies that are first modeled are used with group and individual text reading and included in the introduction, reading, and discussion of a new text. When taught, mastered, and applied, the bookmark strategies have lifelong utility in reading and comprehending any text on any subject and when reading for enjoyment. With implementation of these comprehension strategies, watch your students’ text engagement, reading independence, text understanding, and concept learning improve!
(The bookmark material complements the “Before, When, and After Reading” comprehension strategies for sale on Lynne’s Literacy Learnings.)