The more students read, the more comprehension improves. Efficient readers must be able to use their background knowledge and automaticity with the text in order to read between the lines and understand the hidden meanings behind the text. All students, especially struggling readers, need authentic opportunities to reread and engage with the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of what is read. The activities in this file are designed to provide multiple opportunities for students to engage in the text and make rereading purposeful and authentic.
The activities included in this file are:
Summary Slam- At each stopping point in the text, teacher models a think aloud about what was read and students choose the best summary for that selection
Radical Retelling- With teacher modeling and support to go back to the text to reread for specific details. Students then complete the missing information from the paragraph frame.
Right there vs. Inference Statements: Students read a piece of text and determine if it is right there or can be inferred from the what the author wrote.
Weekly Writing Response- Designed to be completed in a week in explicit steps that directly relate to the text that was read.
All activities can be used during shared reading or small group intervention.