Guided Reading Group Comprehension Activities Bundle
* Common Core Aligned *
* Comprehension Focus *
This product was created to teach all aspects of comprehension relating to the Common Core Curriculum Standards. This product makes it easy to have a scope and sequence for your teaching. It provides you with a weekly routine for teaching and practicing comprehension skills. It also provides you with options for differentiation.
The Common Core Curriculum Correlations are listed at the start of this packet. A quick scan of the correlations lets you know that your whole year of teaching is all in this packet! The packet can also be paired with the Science and Social Studies content standards in order to enhance children’s reading across the curriculum.
The packet includes an easy explanation of Selecting Mentor Text. This is a simple guide on how to select a mentor text for each comprehension strategy.
A List of Mentor Texts for each comprehension skill in the packet follows this guide. The list includes newer stories as well as some good classics! The list also includes the same text being used to teach multiple skills.
The Comprehension Foldable / Organizer should be used to introduce the comprehension skills. This will provide students with an overview of each skill. Additionally, students will learn key words, strategies, and tools for each skill. Students should glue these organizers into their readers’ notebooks. This will provide them with a reference tool throughout the unit as well as across the curriculum. There is also a Comprehension Foldable / Organizer with notes in case you want a cheat sheet!
There are Questions for Each Comprehension Topic following the organizers. The questions are a tool for discussions as well as writing in response to reading. The questions are tailored to match the Common Core State Standards as well as PARCC type questions. These questions can be hand written onto the Blank Foldables for Independent Work or you can post the questions on the board. The students can glue these foldables into their readers’ notebooks and then respond to the questions or they can write directly on them and pass them in as an assessment. The foldables provide you with different combinations of topics. You can also cut them down if you only want to focus on one or two skills at a time. There are foldables for fiction texts only, nonfiction texts only, and both fiction and nonfiction texts in order to compare and contrast or to be used during a topic study. Since you can write directly on them, you can differentiate by writing a question stem on the foldables for special education or English Language Learner students.
If you want to save time at the copy machine, the packet also includes a Common Core Correlation Cut & Paste option. Simply photocopy a few of these one page sheets, and have students cut and paste them into their reading response notebooks. Then, they can respond to a prompt related to the standard or complete a graphic organizer on the same page. This provides teachers with a quick way to assess understanding of each standard.
There are also Readers’ Workshop Lesson Plan Templates. The packet provides you with five different variations of the teaching sequence to be used with this product. There are templates for both large and small groups.
Finally, there is a list of Additional Activities for Each Comprehension Topic to supplement the learning in this packet. The activities can be easily incorporated into the lesson plan template sequences for teaching.
The product is tailored to meet the grade 3 CCSS. However, it can be used for any grade level.
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