With the BIG TEST just around the corner is it too late to help students build stamina? Absolutely not! Take a look at these stamina building activities.
*All activities aligned to STAAR and CCSS.*
7 sets of questions - Each set has 4 sections with higher order thinking questions for a different genre in each section. Questions require TEXT EVIDENCE to support answers.
Ways to Use These Stamina Building Resources:
Page #3 - Teacher's Guide
Page #4 - Texas ELA TEKS Alignment
Page #5 - CCSS Alignment
Page #6 - Responding to Reading can be used daily to respond to reading. It can also be used for:
- quick informal assessment,
- participation grade
- exit slip
Page # 7 - 20: Building Reading Muscles 1.0 – 7.0:
These questions can be used in the same format as above.
Students can be assigned to read one genre and then respond to questions about that genre. Or students can read more than one genre and then respond to questions.
To help my students improve stamina, this is how I am using it in my class during Guided Reading rotations.
In their book boxes, students will have nonfiction texts, chapter books, poetry, and reading passages from different genres. Each day they will read one genre and respond to the questions. At the end of 4 days, they should have read and responded to 4 different genres. The 5th day is free choice with no written response or catch up on responding to questions.
In preparation for the BIG TEST, students will be given 15 to 20 minutes to read from one genre and then respond to questions. When time is up, they will move to the next genre. This will give them practice reading from 3 or 4 different genres in one class period.