TAGS are a wonderful way to teach students how to answer reading test questions through the use of children’s literature.
Each TAG question has a short reading passage from a well known children’s book and one to two questioning stems with answer choices that follow.
These TAGS (Testing as a Genre) are a big part of the guided reading program which are designed to help students understand and successfully master reading comprehension tests.
This unit contains over 50 individual tags that can be used each day and serves as a time saver for teachers in the classroom.
Skills included are antonyms/synonyms, analogies, similes/metaphors, compare and contrast, character feelings and traits, sequencing, word meaning, main idea, inferencing, fact/opinion, cause and effect, summarization, setting, author's purpose, making connections, reading a graph, mental images, prefixes, suffixes, making connections and much more!
Famous authors such as Cynthia Rylant, Laura Numeroff, Patricia Polacco, John Grogan, David Shannon, Jane Yolen, Judith Viorst, Peter Reynolds, Ezra Jack Keats, Jane O'Connor, Dav Pilkey, Eve Bunting, Chris Van Allsburg, and many, many, more!
-Daily warm up -Homework
-Follow up to a book read in class. -Review for a test
-Literacy Centers -Reteaching
TAGS can be completed without having read the book.
Happy Teaching and Good Luck on Testing!!!!