So you KNOW reading comprehension is important but you want to do more than ask your students to fill in bubbles under a text. Why not have them draw or write their thinking based on reading?
You love the idea of partner reading but are unsure of how your students are checking for understanding in this environment. Why not provide your students with a list of easy to follow and understand questions that they can ask each other while reading in partners or small groups?
If you want to try something new, this product is worth checking out!
1. 2 pages of tips and tricks explaining how I use this product in my classroom
2. 7 pages of fiction comprehension prompts. The prompts can be used for any fiction story, allowing you to differentiate for each student in your class. Prompts include a section for drawing to encourage those learners who retain information and ideas better visually.
3. 7 pages of non-fiction comprehension prompts. Again, this prompts can be used for any non-fiction story, allowing you to differentiate. Prompts also include a drawing section.
4. 2 pages of fiction questions for students to use during partner or group reading. These questions also include reminders and explanations of more challenging concepts related to understanding fiction stories, such as theme.
5. 2 pages of fiction questions for students to use during partner or group reading.
Not only are the questions great for partner/group reading, they can be used as a whole class or as a foundation for a literature circle.