Teaching Strategies for Reading Comprehension

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Students will use the KWL Chart to Synthesize the story of Yen Sen: A Cinderella Story,by: AI-Ling Louie. They will order, recall, retell and recreate this story to form their own comprehensive perspectives.

K What I Know | W What I Want To Learn | L What I Have Learned | Name ____________

Word Bank

Word | Definition | Picture | Connections |

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Date _________________________ | Subject: Reading Questioning/Answering | |   Reading Comprehension As students read the story then I will ask them to draw attention to a few vocabulary words by inserting short definitions. I would also ask open-ended questions in which children must provide explanations rather than one-or two-word responses. After reading, we will discuss vocabulary words in the context of the story and in other contexts.   Facts: | Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by: Bill Martin |   | Brown Bear is going on an adventure. He will be exploring the jungle and viewing it through his own eyes. As you read this story you will be focusing on the events that happen as Brown Bear travels. There will be pages that may not have any words on them. You will need to study the pictures and add your own comprehension of the story. | | Question: | Questions to process thinking: |   | What did brown bear see on his first adventure?_____________________________________________________________ Who are some of the main characters of this story?____________________________________________________________ Where did brown bear encounter his adventures? ___________________________________________________________ Why do you think that the author chose to write about a brown bear? ____________________________________________________________ When did the brown bear decide to end his search?_____________________________________________________________ | | Read: | Place your answers below. |   | | | Recite: | Record key facts and phrases as needed for each question. |   | | | Review: | Create a summary paragraph for each question. |   | | | |

Name:__________
Book title: Howling Inn by: James Howe
Chapter: (p.49-63) Mystery, Mayhem, and Mud

Reciprocal Teaching Worksheet
Prediction: Before reading the book take time to look at the title or cover, major headings, and look at any illustrations; writing down your predictions. Main Ideas: Identify the main idea of the text as you read each section. Questions: For each main idea listed, write down at least one question. Main Idea 1: ________________________________

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