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Active Reading Strategies

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Laura Stephan

on 4 November 2014

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Transcript of Active Reading Strategies

Active Reading Strategy #1
Active Reading Strategy #3
Active Reading Strategy #2
How can we use reacting and visualizing across the curriculum?

Part 1
Students listen to text being read aloud and imagine what the setting, characters, etc. look like

Part 2
Students explain how illustrations contribute to what is conveyed in words
Students ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

Teaching Tools:
beach ball toss
post-it notes
students practice coming up with questions to ask their peers
For Struggling Learners
When it comes to reading, what do we want our students to do?
Every Teacher's Wish
Active Reading Strategy #4
Students make connections to the text to assist with understanding the text.

text to self
text to text
text to world

Teaching Tools:
encourage students to make "deep, not cheap" connections
post-it notes
connection sentence starters
Active Reading Strategies
about what they are reading
what they are reading
what they are reading
How does this part of the text make you feel? Use text support to explain your reaction.

On a Post-it note:

This makes me feel ___________, because ___________.
Teaching Tools:

Dear Mr. Blueberry
by Simon James
Graphic organizer- My Mental Image of Mr. Blueberry (supports part 1)
by Charles Temple (supports part 2)
Part 2: How does this picture link to the text on this page?

Active Reading Strategy #5
Students self-monitor their reading by rereading, looking at pictures, and decoding unfamiliar words when they are stuck

Teaching Tools:
Read Across, Read Down (RARD) graphic organizer
use post-it notes to mark tricky paragraphs
use post-it notes to write down difficult words

Active Reading Strategy #6

After reading, the students explain the story in sequential order with specific details from the text.

Teaching Tools:
Strega Nona
by Tomie DePaola
sequencing activities
comic strips
Active Reading Strategy #7
Active Reading Strategy #8
Active Reading Strategy #9
Determine Point of View
Active Reading Strategy #10
Determine Author's Purpose
Active Reading Strategy #11
Active Reading Strategy #12
Compare & Contrast
Active Reading Strategy #13

1. What reading strategies do you teach in your classroom?

2. How do you incorporate these strategies into your guided reading groups?

3. How often do you teach a new reading strategy?
Students think about what will happen next based on prior knowledge and clues from the story.
After reading, students will determine whether or not their prediction was on target.

Teaching Tools:
Fiction Picture Books:
The Grouchy Lady Bug, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Sandwich Swap
Fiction Chapter Books:

Ready Freddy Series,

Flat Stanley Series

Students come to their own conclusions based on details and clues in the text.
Students will not find out whether or not their inference was on target.

Teaching Tools:
Chris Van Allsburg Picture Books:
Two Bad Ants
The Wretched Stone (Graphic Organizer)
The Sweetest Fig
Aligned with CCSS
Aligned with CCSS
Aligned with CCSS
Aligned with CCSS
Aligned with CCSS
Students decide whether the text is being presented in first person or third person.

Teaching Tools:
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School
by Mark Teague
interactive poster for lesson
Students will determine if the author's purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain and use evidence to explain why.
Students will determine the message to the reader and use detail to support it.

Teaching Tools:
use any book
book sort activity
Author's Purpose Graphic Organizer
Aligned with CCSS
Students focus on character actions and how they influence the story.
Students describe major/minor characters and their traits throughout the story.

Teaching Tools
http://www.storylineonline.net/ - Storyline online
A Bad Case of Stripes
by David Shannon
interactive chart for lesson
Students will compare and contrast characters, themes, settings, and plots.

Teaching Tools:
Donut chart
Laura Numeroff books-
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
(compare texts)
Miss Nelson is Missing
by James Marshall

(compare characters)
Alaska's Three Bears
by Shelley Gill (compare settings)
Venn diagram (hula hoops)
Aligned with CCSS
Aligned with CCSS
Students will state the most important things about the text/story aloud and in writing.

Teaching Tools:
any book
use finger walking strategy
summarizing resources packet
different formats for fiction and non-fiction
Aligned with CCSS
Discussion Questions
Reading Strategies & The Common Core
Aligned to the Common Core:

determining the author's purpose
determining point of view
comparing & contrasting
Additional Reading Strategies:

Summary Guidelines
Fiction Non-Fiction

sequential order
main idea
sentence explaining each subsection
sequential order
includes the main idea
important ideas only
use your words
All summaries:
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