A free sample from my best reading comprehension resource! Teach for specific comprehension skills to help early readers develop firm understandings of the most important comprehension skills at this level.
Teach early readers to use specific reading comprehension skills such as making inferences, identifying story elements, describing characters, and making connections or seeing relationships among ideas like cause and effect and main idea and details with these direct teaching activities that can be used with your choice of book. Clear, easy to use graphic organizers come with step by step lesson plans. Plans can be "read" to teach lesson, making these plans easy for the beginning teacher or substitutes.
Most plans are common core aligned.
This collection includes graphic organizers for all of the important comprehension skills / text structures taught at the primary level. Many GOs have differentiated versions as well, so including sudents with lower ability in the same lesson is easier.
Comprehension Skills taught:
*Compare and Contrast: Characters and Events, Information
*Characters and Setting
*(2) Character Traits (4 and 6 traits)
*(2) Cause and Effect (2 and 4 relationships)
*(2) Main Idea/Details (3 and 4 details)
*(2) Problem and Solution / Problem/Event/Solution
*Connect to Self
*Make a Text to Text Connection
*Use Clues to Make an Inference (2 styles)
*Character Changes from Beginning to End of Story
*Story Elements (Characters, Setting, Major Events)
*Use Sequence to Retell
*Form Opinion About Text and Give Reasons
*(2) Topic and Details (4 details and 6 details)
*Identify What I Knew and What I Learned
*Author’s Reasons to Support a Point
I have been teaching for 29 years. Much of my experience has been with kindergarten and first grade. I hold a Masters in Reading Education and have presented workshops at various conferences in New York State on the use of graphic organizers to promote reading comprehension and writing skills. I also write for a publisher of elementary teaching materials.