We created Comprehension Skill Lessons to save daily prep time, but also to get our students talking, doing and moving and still hold them accountable to the learning. Our classrooms are lively and exciting during these lessons. We have great success teaching these lessons whole group, small group, using them for RTI intervention and then having students use them to comprehend during their independent reading practiced.
Using chart paper and markers, we were creating anchor charts each morning before students arrived to school. Students would sit in a group as we taught the comprehension skills lesson. We had them pair share many times during the lesson but they were never moving, held accountable for discussing text, or recording information during the lesson. We took our simple “I Do”, “We Do”, “You Do” Anchor Chart lesson and created no prep, comprehension skill lessons that are ready to print and teach. Students are now actively engaged and learning the comprehension skills.
This product can be used with any book or district adopted reading program and it also follows the sequence of skills taught in McGraw Hill Wonders Program Unit 1 Grade 3. This product is excellent for third and fourth grade. The same comprehension skills are taught in McGraw Hill Wonders fourth grade.
Included in this product:
Step by step directions with pictures
Anchor Charts include Active Learning Directions, Definitions with Graphic Organizers that teach the following skills:
Sequence (narrative and expository)
Cause and effect
Graphic Organizers for each skill to use during independent reading practice
Student cover/name page for the option of printing, copying, and stapling all the lessons together at the beginning of the unit
Picture directions on how to take your 8.5 x 11 anchor chart and print a large poster
Printable to help learn key vocabulary words
There is a link to mentor texts and free reading passages in case teachers need a text to use during the “I Do” (modeling) portion of the lesson and reading passages for the “We Do” and “You Do” portion of the lesson. These resources are invaluable.
Unit 2 is coming soon!