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Comprehension and Reading Strategies
Pages and Files
Activating prior knowledge
Cause and Effect
Compare and Contrast
Locating key words and phrases
Point of View
Setting a Purpose
Reading Response Activities
Looking for detail
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During reading, students will make decisions and record specific information on each bookmark including page and paragraph where the information is located. Use completed bookmarks to promote discussion and bout the text. Bookmarks could include a sketch on the most interesting part, a chart, an unknown word etc.
Guided Comprehension in grades 3-8 (p 218-219)
I don’t get it
When students come to a word, phrase or paragraph they don’t understand they place a sticky note with a question mark at this point. The continue reading to see if meaning is clarified. If it is, they remove the note. If not, the note reminds them where the confusion was.
Teaching reading comprehension strategies p 50
Patterned Partner Reading
Students work in pairs and select a text to read. During reading students choose a pattern to use they engage in reading. Read-Pause-Ask Questions. Predict-Read-Discuss or Red-Pause-Retell
Guided Comprehension in grades 3-8 (p 220-221)
Predict and check chart
During the reading of unseen text, students identify vocabulary of which they are unsure. They make an attempt to predict the meaning of the word, using the context of the story and their prior knowledge.
The Reading Activities Handbook p 18
Read, Cover, Remember, Retell
Students read a small amount of a factual text, and then cover the print with their hands. While the text is covered, students reflect on What they had learnt, What was important? What key words and ideas to remember? If unsure, they can recheck the content.
Revisit, Reflect, Retell (p 174-175)
Students keep a log of the strategies they use while reading a text.
Teaching reading comprehension strategies p 51
When students come to a word, sentence paragraph they don’t understand they stop and tell the teacher or buddy where the problem is and use strategies to help restore meaning.
Teaching reading comprehension strategies p 49
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