This pack is a great resource to use all year long to regularly include reading response questions and activities of varying levels into your classroom. I use the materials in this pack in my daily guided reading groups as a way to get my readers involved in their reading and really paying attention to the text while thinking at varying levels- within, beyond and about. The questions and graphic organizers align both with the Common Core Standards and Fountas & Pinnell benchmarking system. The question cards and graphic organizers have helped my readers learn how to respond to higher level thinking questions which in turn has made them better readers. The questions and graphic organizers can be used with any level of text and any guided reading book- there are questions that can used to relate to either fiction or non fiction text. I love using the construction workers theme because I tell my students that they are just like construction workers who are working hard to build something (themselves as readers). We talk about how they can build themselves each day as readers through the tools they use for reading new text and through thinking about their text. The students each have a "reading toolbox" folder which includes fix up strategy reminder pages and the graphic organizers. My students love the theme! Students will have the opportunity to answer a range of questions from within the text, beyond and about, requiring higher level thinking both through the question cards and graphic organizers. The materials in this pack have greatly helped prepare my students to comprehend their text similar to the Fountas and Pinnell benchmarking system. This pack will ensure that you are asking questions of varying levels and help your students comprehend their stories at basic and higher order thinking levels. These question cards and graphic organizers are also great for reading response centers, independent reading in a reading workshop format/SSR or whole group read alouds.
Included in this pack:
*Reading Toolbox Cover Pages
*Reading Toolbox Reminders Pages (strategies to use while reading)
*Thinking Questions Reference Chart
*28 Thinking Question Cards (within, beyond and about the text)
*21 B&W Graphic Organizers (addressing within, beyond and about the text questions)
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*Check out this pack in action in my blog post!
Guided Reading Goodies
Common Core Aligned:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9
CSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9