Love, Love, Love these! They work and my students are doing exceptional with answering their comprehension questions since I have started using them. So excited to see how much more comfortable they will be answering questions on the end of year test!
Do you need a way to review all or most reading skills/strategies weekly?
Would you like for your students to become so familiar with answering comprehension questions through graphic organizers, that you do not feel so stressed as the end of the year test preparedness crunch approaches?
Here is the solution & it works! I have started using these with my reading groups, and it is amazing how much better they are at identifying the question types and locating the graphic organizer to use in answering the questions.
These weekly comprehension scavenger hunts will work with any guided reading lesson - leveled readers, series, or book of your choice.
They have been aligned specifically to correlate with the Journey's reading series and their weekly selections. Strategies and skills graphic organizers have been chosen specifically to align with comprehension questions in the weekly selection.
Some Suggested Uses:
*Use throughout the week as the teacher is guiding the instruction and asking questions.
*Teacher can supply a written copy of the questions, and have students work with a partner to find answers and corresponding graphic organizer to use in answering the questions.
*Can be used as homework for reinforcement of the days lesson. Ex: Teacher may chose to give the effect in the cause/effect question, and have the students hunt for the cause, etc. (You may chose to write in some hints before copying for your students.)
*As student's progress, have them work with a partner to come up with questions that could be ask to correspond with each graphic organizer.
Lesson 16 - Genre, Fiction or Nonfiction, Summarize, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Sequence of Events, Making Inferences, Author's Purpose, Main Idea & Details
Lesson 17 - Genre, Fiction or Nonfiction, Conclusions, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Text/Graphic Features, Visualize, Author's Purpose, Making Inferences
Lesson 18 - Genre, Fiction or Nonfiction, Text/Graphic Features, Fact & Opinion, Compare & Contrast, Sequence of Events, Main Idea & Details, Author's Purpose, Making Inferences
Lesson 19 - Genre, Fiction or Nonfiction, Summarize, Causes & Effects, Compare & Contrast, Story Structure, Problem & Solution, Making Inferences, Author's Purpose, Sensory Words
Lesson 20 - Genre, Fiction or Nonfiction, Making Conclusions, Predictions, Compare & Contrast, Facts, Main Idea & Details, Author's Purpose, Making Inferences
Enjoy! Unit 5 for Grade 3 will be coming soon. We are also working on doing these for Grades 2 & 4 as well.
Please let us know what you think! We love this product, as it has made us more conscious of the ways that we are asking questions, & helping our students understand what they are reading!
Susan & Jessica