Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reading Comprehension Guest Blog!

Reading comprehension is such a difficult thing to teach.  I wrote a guest blog post for The Organized Classroom Blog about how I have tried to help my students use the strategies in a more hands-on way.   Please head on over there to check it out!  (then come back and let me know what you thought of it!!)

Oh...and there is a fun little freebie over there to help you create your own Strategy Fan.

How do you help to improve reading comprehension?


  1. I am looking forward to using this with my 5th and 6th graders.


  2. Great idea! I don't think I'll have time to put this together yet this year, but I hope to have it ready for the fall. Thanks for the freebie!

  3. I use something similar from the Soar to Success series. They use 4 of the same strategies: summarize, clarify (a word, a word meaning, & an idea), predict, and question. I mainly used this in summer school, but the strategies were so good, I started using them in my regular classroom this year. The kids are taking baby steps in using them, and it seems to be helping when they do. Next year, I'll start from the beginning and place more emphasis on them than I did this year! I'm going to add the connection and visualize now!! Thank you for sharing this!!

  4. Just because it was easier, I actually copied them directly onto the cardstock instead of cutting and pasting onto it. Laminate. Cut with a paper cutter. Voila!!

  5. I loved reading that post Stephanie...I like how it provides a more concrete way for the students to work on these skills. Thank you so much, I will be happily printing this soon!

    1. I am glad you can use it! Thanks for reading!

  6. Great post Steph!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I will be printing them tomorrow and creating myself a set!

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  7. Thank you so much!! This will be put to good use ASAP!!

  8. Thanks everyone! YAY!!! I am never quite sure what people will find valuable and I am glad you all like this one. Let me know how it goes in your classroom :)


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