Strategies

Reading Questions- A list of questions to gauge student comprehension of independent reading.
ex. What do you think will happen?
Is the setting important to the story?
Why do you like/dislike this character?

Student Sentence Starters – A list of prompts for student journal writing or conversations to gauge comprehension of independent reading.
ex. In my mind I see….
At first I thought, but now I….
The character I most identify with is…

Vocabulary Lesson Ideas – Set of 40 vocabulary lesson ideas.

Booktalks – Ideas for class or small group discussions of reading materials.

Strategies Successful Readers Use – Ideas for modeling successful reading strategies.

Helping Struggling Readers Make It – Signs of reading trouble and ideas for intervention.

When Kids Can’t Read- A list of possible stumbling blocks for struggling readers.

Strategies for oral and silent text reading. – 9 strategies per page, easy to read, easy to use

Strategies for engaging students for greater success in learning. – 9 strategies per page, easy to read, easy to use

Quick and effective ways to check for understanding. – 9 strategies per page, easy to read, easy to use

Other Websites:

Montana Books to Go – Audiobooks downloaded with public library card number.

Tumblebooks – Numerous e-books. Students will need to check with their librarian for login information.

Kids Recommend – Are you looking for some good books to interest your class? This site includes books kids recommend from Kindergarten – 8th Grade.

Florida Center for Reading Research – Many lessons for reading instruction. Organized by grade level.

TextProject

Quiz List Interactive – Search engine of books with AR quizzes by genre, category, subject, award winner’s, state lists and top checkouts.

Teachingbooks.net – Book guides, author interviews, audio clips for many K-12 novels and authors.

Award Sites:

Young Reader’s Choice

Newberry

Caldecott

Other ALA Awards for Children

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