A student questionnaire to assess use of proven active, close reading comprehension strategies, plus 15 handy study guides for textbooks or any type of informational/expository reading in all subjects that apply the strategies. Must-haves for any teacher's tool kit to help students understand and remember what they read.
Students answer brief questions about their own reading methods and select an area for improvement. Provides greater self-awareness of the tools effective readers use, including preview, self-monitor, question, re-read, visualize, summarize, use context clues, and more--a total of 13 techniques for active, engaged, critical reading. By practicing and applying these metacognitive strategies using the study guides, students will become better readers, capable of handling any text across a curriculum.
The 15 reading strategy worksheets are aligned with several Common Core Standards: citing evidence, main ideas/details, summary, steps in a process, text structure. Great for skills mini-lessons, independent work, groups, homework, and more.
Tool Kit contents; see the Preview for samples:
--student self-assessment questionnaire
--bookmark summarizing the questionnaire for student reminders
--a handout/mini-poster on the SQ3R study method (survey, create
questions, read, recite, review). Use in interactive notebooks: handout on one side and students' notes applying the strategy on the opposite page.
--THIEVES previewing strategy. Use this poster in interactive
notebooks and have students write responses themselves or use
the worksheet also included.
--a fill-in chapter preview for textbooks
--unique activity to encourage students to extend their answers to
the comprehension questions you assign
--blank compare/contrast chart with examples
--handy KWL worksheet, expanded with sections for summary and
--blank sequence chart
--a spinner game for small groups to discuss any non-fiction
text--one of my best sellers as a single product
--comprehension task cards for a spinner or dice activity
--using context clues handout
--class discussion preparation worksheet
--blank My Notes lined sheet with a Checklist of the
characteristics of effective notes for mini-lesson or evaluation
--1 page short nonfiction response "Quick Thinking"
--current event report form
--teaching tips for each activity
One buyer said:
"I have started to add in your tools to my readings and students are truly using the strategies. Some of them even use the strategies independently!"
All of these are sold individually or are samples from larger products--this tool kit is a mega-value!
Perfect writing and vocabulary companions to this kit of reading strategies:
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Informative 5-Paragraph Essay Complete Guide
Bundle of Vocabulary Tools
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