Let your students practice using reading strategies with this digital resource when they read fiction and non-fiction texts. If your students know what reading strategies are but only use them in their English class, then this resource is for you!
(Please note: A printable version of this resource is available for free HERE
There are 2 graphic organizers for students to use. They differ slightly from each other but both can be used when reading all types of genres. You can use them for jigsaw reading of social studies or science books, when your whole class or small groups are reading a story, and in literature circles. Students can also use them when reading independently.
You can have students focus on practicing a couple strategies or tell them to use any and all reading strategies. Just review the strategies before students use the slides to make sure they know what each reading strategy is. Then have a class discussion about how students used the strategies when they are finished reading and let your students learn from each other.
Ten reading strategies such as using context clues, using text features, creating mental images, and self-questioning are included. Each page lists the same reading strategies but is used for a different purpose. The handouts are helpful when students are reading non-fiction textbooks and when they are reading novels during independent reading time.
This resource also contains 3 slides that your students can use to create their own picture dictionary of reading strategies. There is a cover slide for students to write their name, and a slide for describing a reading strategy. Students have to define it, explain how and why they use it, and draw a picture that illustrates how they use it. This slide is duplicated in the resource so students can copy it for every reading strategy they use; that is, they will create a new slide for each new reading strategy used.
In addition, tracking sheets are also provided for your convenience. Any time you ask students to practice a reading strategy when reading a novel, textbook, or other non-fiction text, you can record the reading strategies on these slides. Writing them in list form like this makes it easy to see which reading strategies you have already used and then you can easily plan which reading strategies you want your students to practice in the future.
A list of the ELA Common Core standards this product addresses is included in this resource if you work in a Common Core state.
Originally created for English Language Learners in Grades 5 - 8, all students can benefit from using these reading strategies handouts.
Help your students read across the curriculum by using these reading strategies practice materials!
What you get in this product:
In the PDF file:
★ Cover (1 page)
★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (1 page)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards this product addresses (1 page)
★ Directions for how to access the online materials (1 page)
★ Instructions for how to create the Reading Strategies Picture Dictionary (1 page)
★ Copyright, social media, and credits info (1 page)
In the Google Drive materials:
★ Cover (1 slide)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (1 slide)
★ Directions for how to access the online materials (1 slide)
★ 2 graphic organizers for students to record info about reading strategies they use (2 slides)
★ Directions for how to create the Reading Strategies Picture Dictionary (1 slide)
★ Cover slide for Reading Strategies Picture Dictionary (1 slide)
★ Template for creating the picture dictionary (2 slides -- they contain the same info)
★ 2 pages for teachers to record info about reading strategies used by students (2 slides)
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