March Read Alouds and Activities - Reading Strategies - March Activities

The Colorful Apple
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    These March read alouds are perfect for teaching reading strategies in the winter.  The March activities and lessons cover visualizing, summarizing, making predictions, asking questions and comparing and contrasting.

    You will use popular read alouds for St. Patrick's Day and Spring!

    Reading Strategies Include:

    Book Title: In Our Garden by Pat Zietlow Miller

    Reading Strategy: sequencing

    Book Title: The Thing about Spring by Daniel Kirk

    Reading Strategy: point of view

    Book Title: Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

    Reading Strategy: problem & solution

    Book Title: Jamie O'Rourke & the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

    Reading Strategy: cause & effect

    Book Title: The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

    Reading Strategy: setting

    Each March Reading Strategy Lesson includes:

    ★ Teacher Guide

    This interactive read alouds include a teacher's guide that outlines the interactive read aloud lesson. It provides an introduction to help prepare your students for their learning and set a purpose for the read aloud. It also includes important vocabulary words and the strands that the lesson covers.

    ★ Anchor Chart

    The reading strategy anchor chart is a great reference for students.  The chart can be printed as is or it can be an interactive anchor chart that you create with your students while reading the book.

    ★ Talking Points

    There are higher level thinking questions and talking points to prompt student discussion. Each one has a page number so that you know exactly where in the story to stop!

    These will guide students to deepen their understanding and to respond in meaningful ways. These questions can be printed out on a one page guide or on sticky notes, which will allow you to place them right in the book!

    ★ Student Response

    The March lessons also come with a written response and a graphic organizer to really help your students connect with the text and build their knowledge on the reading strategy. There are multiple response sheets that allow for differentiation. An answer key is also provided for your reference.

    ★ Craftivity

    The craftivities provide a hands-on, engaging component to help students practice the reading strategy and connect to the March holidays. They help connect the focus to the picture book and to students' reading.

    ★ Task Cards

    The task cards can be used a few different ways. The cards could be used orally as a whole class discussion or in small groups. Students could also respond to the task cards individually on the recording sheet that is included.

    The task cards provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions to help students apply the reading skill.

    Your students will love learning these reading strategies with fun March activities and lessons.

    Keep your teaching colorful,

    Sara ☺

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