Thinking Routines- promoting higher order thinking

Reading Workshop Video - this is the sheet we looked at for before, during and after reading

Comprehension Strategies
Printable posters: reading strategiesActive Reading Strategies
Good Readers' Strategies
Reading Strategies: What Good Readers Do
Scaffolding strategies: interacting with Texts
Reading as a strategic activity
Comprehension Strategies

Reader's theater links

Strategies for ELLs Handbook

Collection of sites: Active Strategies for Reading & ComprehensionReading as a Strategic Activity

Reading and Writing Strategies that Work

  • Pre-Reading Activities – Preview with students the reading material before it is read. This will give students an idea of what to look for beforehand as well as build background knowledge.
    • K-W-L charts build background knowledge.
    • Think-Pair-Share activities get students thinking about and discussing key terms or main ideas ahead of time.
    • Pre-teach vocabulary by using an illustrated Foldable™ or other mnemonic device.
    • Preview illustrations in the text and ask students to observe the people, objects, and actions taking place. Then, have them make inferences based on what they have observed.
  • Active Reading – Use many different strategies to encourage students to engage in active reading rather than passive reading.
    • Read alouds – The teacher reads a selection or passage to the students. Reading aloud provides students with an adult model of proficiency.
    • Shared Reading – The teacher and students read part of the text together. Sharing reading responsibilities helps students develop fluency and increases comprehension.
    • Guided reading – The teacher previews or introduces a passage before students read independently. Guiding students' reading gives them confidence in their reading abilities.
    • Independent reading – Students read passages independently. Giving students opportunities to read on their own promotes reading for enjoyment and allows students to read at their own pace.
  • Opportunities to Write – Follow the reading strategies with modeled, shared, or independent writing activities. Providing students with time to react to what they have read by committing their thoughts to paper is an important part of literacy learning.
    • Sticky notes – Use note cards or sticky notes for sentence completion activities.
    • Learning logs – Have students answer open-ended questions about the reading passage by using a journal or learning log.
    • Graphic organizers – Ask students to summarize, predict outcomes, compare and contrast, or infer information in the form of a Venn diagram, chart, or other graphic organizer.

Double Entry Journal - 40 strategies Strategy Bank Middle School Strategies

Strengthening Reading Comprehension by Exercising Active Reading Strategies

Active Reading Strategies

Excellent collection: WV Reading & Vocab Strategy Bank

First Grade Website of Reading Strategies

Reading strategies and matching forms- Greece School District, NY

RAFT reading and writing strategy

What Questions Can I Ask My Child to Help With Reading Comprehension?

Comprehension Strategies

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading Comprehension Strategies