One of the most important activities you can do with your students is to teach them to become proficient readers.
Reading for pleasure is wonderful, but without guidance
from the teacher in learning how to use reading strategies effectively,
your students will not show significant gains in reading.
We have worked hard this summer to develop interactive reading strategies
that can be used right away in your classroom with your students. Each
PowerPoint that we have created will have students get involved in their
learning. We involve the students by using the Think-Pair-Share
strategy where we have them think about a question that relates to their
lives, pair with a partner and then share their responses. This is a
great way to involve every student right away in the lesson.
We also provide the students with definitions of key
terms when needed, along with information to help fill their background
knowledge on each topic.
There is also a teacher read aloud part where the teacher
models the strategy being taught, with your choice (the teacher’s) of
book that you want to use, not one dictated by a curriculum!
each lesson ends with student assessment. We “put the strategy into
practice” by having the students write about what they learned into a
notebook. Having a reading notebook for each student will hold them
accountable for what they learn during these lessons, and can be also an
excellent resource to use at conferences with parents.
Below are four FREE interactive reading strategy powerpoints that we hope you will check out and use in your classroom!
Make sure to click here for all of our Building Readers PowerPoints!