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Making Your Thinking Visible With Graphic Organizers

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.

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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

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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

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Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Graphic Organizers with Language Support

Reading Comprehension can be difficult but with these Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers, students are supported via sentence frames and vocabulary suggestions specific to the comprehension skill or strategy. Students will learn to discuss and write about text using high level academic language. Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers with Language Support or Detachable Bookmark contain 40 different graphic organizers in two different formats for a total of 80 different options.

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The TOP websites for FREE Comprehension Passages! A great resource for when you are in a TIME CRUNCH and need to print out a comprehension passage for a SUB, last minute lesson, or individualized intervention! Save yourself HOURS from searching for websites with this list!

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Yes, Reading Really is THINKING! *Improve Comprehension*

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