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Interactive Bookmarks to Support Reading Comprehension {CCSS Aligned}

Kasey Kiehl
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***20 different interactive bookmarks to fit all of your needs for Reading Workshop.

How to Use: The bookmarks included in this product are intended to be used in a variety of instructional contexts. Simply print out enough so that each student has one and cut them apart. Read below to find out how to use them during different parts of Reading Workshop.

Reading Minilessons: After a reading minilesson when students have independent reading time, have students fill out an interactive bookmark while they’re reading. The bookmarks will help students think about their reading while also giving them something to stay on task. Additionally, it will give the teacher the opportunity to do reading conferences and/or work with small reading groups.

Guided Reading: Every reader has strengths and weaknesses. Within your guided reading groups, these could be used during the “reading of the text” portion of the lesson to work with students on specific skill deficits they may have. It’s also a great differentiation tool as you could give different bookmarks to address different areas students need work on as readers within the same small group.

Literature Circles: Literature circles generally have heterogeneous student groupings to allow a focus on the overall goal of getting students to share their thinking about text. Interactive Bookmarks would be a great way for students to document their thinking about the text in order to share their thinking with their literature circle group members. The best part is students won’t lose their discussion points because they will be written on a bookmark kept in their book.

Homework: These bookmarks could make the perfect homework assignment while also supporting students independently reading at home. These are a great alternative to worksheets and busy work that actually keep students from reading.

Formative Assessment: Regardless of the instructional context you choose to have your students use the interactive bookmarks in, they also can be used as a quick and easy formative assessment. By glancing over the interactive bookmarks students have completed, you will be able to identify which students are grasping which reading concepts and which students need some small group or one-on-one instruction as a follow-up.

The different bookmarks included in this product can be used to help students identify specific textual evidence from their books and record their thinking about the following topics:


*Finding Information about Characters

*Finding Information about Setting

*Figurative Language




*Authentic Details

*Inferences about Characters

*Critiquing the Author's Choices

*Making Predictions

*Observing Writing Techniques

*Text-to-Text Connections

*Forming Discussion Questions

*Synthesizing Information

*Analyzing Themes

*Analyzing Symbols

*Analyzing Point of View

*General Thinkmark

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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


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