Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rocking Comprehension Reminders!

use readworks to increase reading comprehension

Hello everyone!  I am Lori from Conversations in Literacy.  I am one of the newest members  at A Spark of Inspiration and I am thrilled to here!  I have a great idea for you today that will help increase your students' comprehension.  And there is a cute freebie at the end for you!

Have you started using ReadWorks yet?  ReadWorks is free, you just need to register.  They offer comprehension units, reading passages, skill units, etc... I use them a lot for my RTI groups.  Right now I have 2 4th grade students in tier III and we are doing a lot of work with ReadWorks to build their comprehension skills.

Building Reading Comprehension

First, we went over the steps for Rocking Comprehension Reminders.  For some students, they just need visual reminders and to try it with short chunks of texts.

Build Reading Comprehension

After we go over the anchor chart and the steps to better comprehension, we get to it!  My RTI students start out with very short texts, one paragraph at a time.  I give them a Rocking Comprehension Reminder bookmark with their ReadWorks passage.  The two students read the same paragraph, cover the paragraph, remember what they read, then retell it to their partner.  After both partners have a chance to retell, they move to the next paragraph.  Or you can have students simply take turns for each paragraph.  

Building Reading Comprehension

To celebrate my first post here, I have created this Rocking Comprehension Reminders bookmark freebie for you!  Print, laminate, cut apart and you are set to start building reading comprehension skills!  Just click here or on the picture above to get it.  I hope you enjoy it!


Lori


4 comments:

  1. I love it! I am a reading specialist in Kansas.....and I use Readworks.org all the time!!! Thanks for the freebie! :)

    Katie
    Mind Sparks

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  2. Thank you, Katie! I am glad you liked the freebie and I appreciate you coming over here to this blog to visit!
    Lori

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  3. I haven't heard of read works.org. Looks. Like another great resource. I like hoe you break the text into manageable parts. That's an easy way to differentiate for those who need it.

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  4. Thank you Tammy! Readworks is a wonderful resource. Breaking the passages really does make it more manageable for the students.
    Lori

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