Reading strategies for elementary students. These thirteen strategies help students build their comprehension skills and gain confidence as readers. The posters make an attractive and useful bulletin board while the bookmarks are a handy reference for students to use at school and at home.
The posters come in two versions one with a border and one without borders. It includes a matching set of bookmarks.
This product covers these strategies:
Making Connections Strategies
Compare & Contrast Strategies
Monitoring and Clarifying Strategies
Author’s Purpose Strategies
Determining Importance Strategies
Each strategy poster describes a strategy in kid friendly language. The posters also contain thinking stems to further explain the reading strategy and they can be used as sentence starters for reading journals.
I made a bookmark for each strategy that has identical information from the poster. This way the kids always have this information with them while they are reading in class or at home. Not only do the kids like the bookmarks but so do the parents : )
The strategy bookmarks come 5 to a page. They are about 7.5” x 2”. You can print them back to back using the “Flip Pages on the Short Edge” setting and I would recommend using cardstock. You can also print them one sided. I laminate them first and then cut them out. This saves a lot of time and laminate.
I first made this strategy set in a superhero theme and found out not everyone loves superheroes! So I made this strategy set using a classroom theme. I put them up on my bulletin board that covers a large wall near where I work with my small reading groups. I like the fact that the kids have access to the information all the time.
I wrote a blog post about how I came about making this reading strategy set called Reading Strategy or Reading Skill
Aligned with Common Core Standards:
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Superhero Reading Strategies
Monthly Homework Reading Logs
How to Cite Sources
Superhero How to Choose Just Right Books
Classroom Library Labels
Nonfiction Text Features