After reading the book Strategies that Work by Stephanie Harvey I started using sticky notes daily in my classroom! I noticed my students were not stopping to “think” while reading. Having my students use sticky notes really helped them track their thinking. Students were very motivated because they loved using sticky notes and it helped me assess their comprehension during reading. I created “Comprehension that Sticks” to help guide my lessons and organize the student’s sticky notes.
This packet includes a total of 30 "Comprehension that Sticks" pages. 15 pages include just the prompts and the second 15 are the exact same but with pictures to aide the understanding of the comprehension concept. This allows you to easily differentiate in your classroom!
1.Choose a “Comprehension that Sticks” graphic organizer that best fits with the text.
2.Have students place one sticky note on top of each box prompt.
3.As students are reading they will try and respond to the prompts or questions behind each sticky note. As they find an answer, they will write it on the sticky note and then place it in the book where they found it.
4.When the entire group is done, have a small or whole group discussion about what they wrote on their sticky notes
5.After discussing their responses, students will place their sticky notes back on their page in the correct squares. This will keep their sticky notes organized and not all over your classroom!
6.Graphic organizers are included with and without pictures to help with differentiation.