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Reading Strategies Activities Bundle

Wise Guys
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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    This bundled resource is intended to help increase reading comprehension and engagement for your students. The 8 resources included in this bundle contain over 15 activities. Most of the resources included are aligned to the CCSS.


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    Included in this bundled resource is:

    Reading Strategy Assessments and Practice Activities

    • Character Analysis
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Main Ideas and Details
    • Making Inferences
    • Nonfiction Structure
    • Point of View
    • Understanding Story Setting
    • Understanding Theme
    • Words and Phrases

    Establishing a Purpose for Reading

    The main focus of this activity is to have students understand the importance of having a purpose established beforehand for reading. Students will hopefully understand that having a purpose will allow them to focus on the important information. This is especially the case with informational text.

    Included in Resource:

    • Purpose for Reading Teacher Tips (2-pages)
    • Purpose Introduction Cards (3-pages; 18 total)
    • Marley’s Market & Parlor Activity (1-page)
    • Handyman Purpose Cards (1-page; 6 total)
    • Handyman Answer Key (1-page)
    • Thief Purpose Cards (1-page; 6 total)
    • Thief Answer Key (1-page)
    • Tourist Purpose Cards (1-page; 6 total)
    • Tourist Answer Key (1-page)

    Main Ideas and Details Activity

    The main objective for this activity is to get your students up and moving to engage them while learning about how to identify the main idea and supporting details. In the end, this activity will help build a stronger understanding of the key components needed to write an effective non-fiction summary.

    Included in Resource:

    • Six sets of Main Idea/Supporting Detail cards (animals, transportation, holidays, subjects, continents, and sports); each set contains 30 cards
    • A teacher answer key for the six sets of cards
    • One set of blank Main Idea/Supporting Detail cards for teacher to create his/her own topic
    • One set of example cards (Farm Animals)
    • One Main Idea, Supporting Details, & Summarizing Slideshow (20 slides)
    • Two graphic organizers to help students identify main idea & supporting details
    • Common Core Student Reflection Form
    • Teacher Tips & Guidelines handout

    Inference Task Cards

    The purpose of this activity is to introduce your students on how to make logical inferences from the clues provided. It’s important that students provide evidence or clues for their inferences.

    Included in Resource:

    • Inference Teacher Tips (1-page)
    • 30 Inference Task Cards (9-pages; 4 per page)
    • Student Recording Cards (1-page; 4 per page)
    • Student Recording Handout (2-pages)
    • Task Cards Answer Key (1-page)
    • Inference Practice Chart (1-page)
    • Making an Inference CCSS Rubric (1-page; 2-per page)

    Essential Questions and Authentic Questioning Activity

    The main purpose of this activity is for students to understand how to ask authentic questions that relate to the main idea (essential question) while reading informational text. It is also intended to provide your students with a purpose for learning. Often times, informational text will have more information than what is needed. The essential question will help focus your students’ learning to what you want them to learn.

    Included in Resource:

    • Essential Questions Teacher Tips (2-pages)
    • Two-Column Learning Chart (1-page)
    • Two-Column Learning Chart Example (1-page)
    • Authentic Questions Chart (1-page)
    • Authentic Questions Chart Example (1-page)
    • Conclusion/Evidence Chart (1-page)
    • Conclusion/Evidence Chart Example (1-page)
    • European Tourist Attractions (2-pages)

    Author's Tone, Mood, and Style

    The overall purpose for this activity is to have your students understand the difference between tone, mood, and style. When readers are able to identify these components, they are more likely to get a deeper comprehension of what they are reading.

    Included in Resource:

    • Tone, Mood, and Style Teacher Tips (2-pages)
    • Tone, Mood, and Style Student Handout (5-pages)
    • Tone, Mood, and Style Slideshow (16-pages; PDF)

    Fiction Reading Strategy Cards

    The purpose of these cards is to help your students understand strategies such as making inferences, sequence of events, understanding theme, understanding plot, and so much more!

    Included in Resource:

    • 13 Fiction Strategy Cards (Aligned to CCSS)
    • 13 Fiction Strategy Cards

    Nonfiction (Informational Text) Reading Strategy Cards

    The purpose of these cards is to help your students understand strategies such as compare & contrast, cause/effect, categorize/classify, main ideas/details, and so much more!

    Included in Resource:

    • 12 Nonfiction Strategy Cards (Aligned to CCSS)
    • 12 Nonfiction Strategy Cards

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