This post is packed with ideas for teaching comprehension strategies and skills. Includes a free planning page.

Ideas for teaching comprehension strategies and skills. There are also resources to get you started to help make your teaching more explicit and engaging. A free guided reading lesson plan template is also included!

Focus: Comprehension- retelling Directions: Students will get in partners and roll the dice. They will retell based on what it lands on. Example: Student rolls a 4. "The story took place in Sue's backyard." Source: http://applefortheteach.blogspot.com/2014/03/roll-and-retell-building-summarizing.html

Games for the classroom: FREE Read and retell game. Love this idea to pass the dice around the room and have 6 students roll and retell. or I could roll as the teacher and choose students to retell. This would also work great for small reading groups.

Summer Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions   These non-fiction reading passages have lots of fun facts that your students will love.  The topics include Flag Day Buzzing Bees (The Invention of) Popsicles! and Great White Sharks.  They can be used as guided reading homework for early finishers or even an easy way to get kids settled when they walk in the door!  Enjoy!  Christina  2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade A Classroom for All Seasons free reading comprehension resources Summer

Summer Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions

Free Summer Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions This is a small sample of my monthly reading passages. These high interest, non-fiction passages can

Reading Response Worksheet - Reading Questions. Printables for story elements, reading strategies, comprehension, text connection, author study, vocabulary work etc

Reading Response Worksheets - Graphic Organizers and Printables

This huge Reading Worksheet Printable Pack features 100 different printables for bookwork activities. There are both fiction and non-fiction printables that are able to be used with ANY TEXT which means that this pack can be reused all year

Elementary teacher ideas looking for FREE reading comprehension worksheets? This blog post has over 10 FREE online reading comprehension worksheets for you to use! | online reading programs | worksheets free | reading comprehension

Free Online Reading Comprehension Websites

Need quality reading comprehension worksheets? Huge list of reading worksheets with comprehension questions, FREE for you to use in your classroom!

Reading is THINKING Freebie to improve Comprehension ~ TeacherKarma.com

Yes, Reading Really is THINKING! *Improve Comprehension*

Hi everyone,     Have you tried out my Fluency & Comprehension FREEBIE yet??   It is jam packed with fun activities to try out with your st...

Reading Resources {FREEBIE}

Hi everyone, Have you tried out my Fluency & Comprehension FREEBIE yet? It is jam packed with fun activities to try out with your students! Everything is NO PR

Research-based Reading Comprehension Strategies Posters (B& W or color), Graphic Organizers & Activities.  Support students in visualizing, making inferences, determining importance, using background knowledge, synthesizing information, asking questions, and monitoring comprehension.  Perfect for reading all fiction and nonfiction texts!

ELA & Reading Comprehension Strategies Posters, Graphic Organizers & Activities

LANGUAGE YR Research-based Reading Comprehension Strategies Posters Perfect for reading all fiction and nonfiction texts!

This Reading Mama|50+ Texts for Modeling Comprehension Strategies|This is set of useful lists of books that can be used to teach different reading comprehension strategies, grouped by the strategy they can be used to teach. Since many of the books listed are picture books and illustrated stories, these lists may be helpful for teaching reading comprehension skills to ELLs.

50+ Books for Modeling Comprehension Strategies

One of the keys to teaching reading comprehension is showing kids how proficient readers think about text. Teachers have to find a way to make their thinking visible.

Making Your Thinking Visible With Graphic Organizers

One of the keys to teaching reading comprehension is showing kids how proficient readers think about text. This resource is a great way to help students make their thinking visible.

What to Do When They Don't Understand: tips to increase reading comprehension

What to Do When They Don't Understand

UNDERSTANDING This is a excellent resource which helps instructors identify what is preventing students from comprehending a text and provides many strategies and approaches for instruction that might assist the student.

60 Graphic Organizers for Reading Fiction and Literature! Perfect for fiction reading comprehension grades 1-6. Common Core aligned.  Some of the topics include setting, sequencing, character traits, compare and contrast, dialogue, and many more!

Reading Literature or Fiction Graphic Organizers

60 Graphic Organizers for Reading Fiction and Literature! Perfect for fiction reading comprehension grades 1-6. Common Core aligned. Some of the topics include setting, sequencing, character traits, compare and contrast, dialogue, and many more!

FREEBIE!  Reading cootie catchers are the perfect way to get a quick comprehension check.  Grab these for free on the Classroom Game Nook Blog.  www.classroomgamenook.blogspot.com

Reading cootie catchers are the perfect way to get a quick comprehension check! Also would be good use to help students practice their comprehension skills.

Most Popular Teaching Resources: FREE Reading Comprehension Passages

FREE Reading Comprehension Passages

Free Reading COMPREHENSION and FLUENCY Passages - This product contains three reading passages that you can use to practice reading fluency and

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