Giving your students strategies to help them understand their reading is only one important part of your balanced literacy instruction. By making predictions, making connections, asking questions, visualizing, inferring, retelling, defining vocabulary and summarizing you can help your students learn to think about and understand what they are reading.
The activities in this packet are intended to help you get the most out of your interactive reading time by allowing your students to be truly active! Each thought bubble can be held up by students when they want to show what sentence stem and strategy they are using to understand the text during your read-aloud. The bubbles can be used in whole or small group instruction. If whole group, I suggest giving a set of bubbles for whatever strategy you are practicing to a small group of students so they may share.
The bubbles should be printed, cut, and laminated. If you like you can glue them to a popsicle stick so students can handle them easily. If you don’t like popsicle sticks, using magnets or Velcro on the back would also work. Then students could come up and place their bubble on your white board or felt-board. I have also included large posters for each strategy to place around your classroom as anchor charts. The Turn and Talk poster can be used to help signal to students when they can discuss their thinking with their friends. Plus, there are Teacher Notes with Text Suggestions to guide your instruction and now there are printables for students to practice jotting down their ideas.
I hope your students enjoy actively participating in this fun and engaging way to become good readers!
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