During the course of my 46 year career, I taught reading to students in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, and Sixth Grade. I am a trained reading specialist.
The research tells us that the more ways we engage students in reading and text, the more likely the information will find its way into their long-term memory. These 14 Interactive Strategies give you instant feedback on how your students are doing and it also gives students something meaningful to do. These activities require students to think and collaborate, two critical skills needed by employers today.
As you begin using these strategies, the list of 14 will begin to grow as you create more ways to get your students engaged.