Included in this bundle are six reading tools for you to use with elementary and middle school students. Any one of these tools can be used over and over again during universal, small group, and/or one-on-one instruction with your students. Plus, there is absolutely no prep required, and each are extremely easy to use!
Begin by using the teacher tool--anecdotal teacher notes--to help you stay organized and assess students' reading behaviors at the same time. Use this tool over and over again each time you meet with your students; it will also assist you in formulating lessons. What a great tool to document growth and share what your students can do as readers with parents too!
The very basics of reading is spelling and vocabulary development. Use the spelling tool to teach students spelling strategies to help them with difficult spelling words. The vocabulary tool assists students in their understanding of new words and how they are used within a sentence.
The character tool can be used for both reading and writing! Students will understand the author's use of supporting characters to develop main characters all the while considering their impact on the book's/story's plot structure. Also, use this tool to plan character development within a writing piece to guide students as writers.
The prediction tool gets students thinking as a reader while teaching them to cite textual evidence to support their best thinking. The synthesized statement allows you to assess your students' understanding of the text and formulate your next instructional steps.
The inquiry tool promotes thinking while reading. Using close reading skills, students stay alert for answers to their self-generated questions about a text. Not only can this tool be used for fiction texts, but it, also, can be used for reading within the content areas.
Use these reading tools for spelling, vocabulary development, predictions, inquiry, and character details to meet each of your students' needs!