Reading Comprehension

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Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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40 pages
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Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal of learning to read. Teaching children to read requires research based strategies and active, engaging opportunities that align with many different learning styles. ACTIVATE Reading Comprehension System addresses the many different needs in your classroom and provides a proven framework for increasing comprehension in reading, beginning with whole class reading instruction.


Whether it is the beginning of the year or anytime thereafter, managing a classroom full of different needs is challenging. Being able to successfully teach small guided reading groups while the rest of the class is doing meaningful reading work is what we all strive for.

This set is editable!

Reading comprehension research has identified different strategies that are important as kids begin to learn to read for meaning. These strategies, (connecting, visualizing, predicting, inferring, questioning, determining importance summarizing ), all work together to help a child make sense of the text they are reading.

Activate Reading Comprehension System was developed over years of seeing so many different learning styles and so many different struggles with children learning to read. This resource begins with a whole class series of lessons that can be used with any book. If you are like me, then this is music to your ears for two reasons:

1. Mentor texts are amazing things to help engage your learners

2. Teaching small groups while the others are working independently is HARD! This

system will enable you to build community with your students AND begin teaching

reading within the first couple of weeks of school because it is done with the whole


Brain research is clear: students need to talk and students need to move. This set involves both of those aspects.

Take a look at the 18 page preview to see what this set includes!

This set includes:

★ Reading and brain research summary

★ Partner Roles poster and guidelines for partner work

★ Being a Caring Listener poster and ideas to teach

★ Vocabulary teaching instructions

★ Comprehensive Lesson Structure for Whole Class Lessons

→ Choose any mentor text. You will be typing out the text of the book onto the

editable page in sections which you will introduce one each day. Once this is

done, you are able to reuse this every year after that so it is SO

worth it.

→ How many lessons there are per book depends on how many parts you decide

to separate it into. The choice is yours. I usually take 1 1/2-2 weeks for one


★ Partner prompts "bookmark" style helper cards to enable your students to guide their partners through the visualizing and summarizing process as well as reminders about listening. (You can back to back print and laminate these.) These you keep year after year.

★ Follow up lessons for INDEPENDENT reading work using guided reading books or mentor texts that are levelled at your students' reading levels. Perfect for when you begin to take guided reading groups.

★ Mini posters and printables for whole class and independent work.

You will need the following fonts so that you can type all your students' name out for the partner sets You will need 2 (free for personal use ) fonts to do this:

KG Red Hands

KG Part of Me

If you choose not to type the names out, just delete the typing boxes and print.

They are available here: KG Fonts

Canada and USA friendly spelling.


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Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.


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