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K-3 Reading Strategies




August 19 Inservice Powerpoint 
by Kim Lancaster
 8/15/2011 9:34 PM
by Kim Lancaster
 8/15/2011 9:33 PM
Welcome to the Reading Strategies page. Here you will find a plethora of ideas to help you work with your students on reading strategies, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

 Reading Strategies

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Graphic organizer that enables students to list 3 facts and the conclusion that they can draw from them. Document found in shared documents.
In this lesson, students in grades K-2 learn to use the 3-2-1 strategy, which involves writing about three things they discovered, two things they found interesting, and one question they still have. After teacher modeling, students read a magazine article independently and use the 3-2-1 strategy to comprehend what they read. This strategy can be adapted and used with older students as well.
3-2-1 Strategy
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An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading to activate students' prior knowledge, build curiosity about a new topic, and set a purpose for reading.
Reading Rockets Anticipation Guide
A concept sort is a vocabulary and comprehension strategy used to familiarize students with the vocabulary of a new topic or book. Teachers provide students with a list of terms or concepts from reading material. Students place words into different categories based on each word's meaning.
Reading Rockets Concept Sort
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Website includes tips for using reader's theater, and several downloadable scripts.
Aaron Shepard's Reader's Theater Page
Repeated reading of phrases gives students practice reading decodable and non-decodable words with fluency. The short phrases may be written on sentence strips for the small group setting or used for a reading center activity.
Fluency phrases
Suggestions of ways to improve fluency with your students
Five Surefire Strategies for Developing Reading Fluency
Links to presentations, handouts, materials, poetry, reader's theater and word ladders.
Presentations by Timothy Rasinski on fluency
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Numerous links for literacy strategies and ideas.
Resource for literacy strategies

Comprehension Strategies from Strategies That Work, Mosaic of Thought, and Reading with Meaning, this page gives you information on the six comprehension strategies known as making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, and synthesizing.

Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Determining Importance, Synthesizing
Reading Strategies Organizational Chart begins on page 110 of this document, followed by a description of each strategy. Reading component, SOL and type of strategy are also shown.
DOE Scope and Sequence

Do your students have difficulty comprehending text they read? Not sure how to help them? Good readers use a variety of strategies to understand text and teachers can model these strategies to help struggling readers. Two types of fix-up strategies: Word Attack Strategies: These strategies help students read unknown words. Comprehension Fix-up Strategies: These strategies help students read and understand the meaning of unknown phrases and text.

Fix-Up Strategies to Repair Comprehension and Read Unknown Words
Includes printable books for seasons, word families, sight words and more!
Lesson plans developed by PALS for Emergent, Beginner and Transitional readers. An excellent resource for teachers!
Electronic Lesson Plans

ReadingQuest provides a general list of strategy sites for reading, writing, organizing, discussion, and vocabulary. The Before-During-After Framework can assist in assigning various reading comprehension strategies so that you will have a better idea about when to use them.

Strategies for Reading, Writing, Organizing, Discussion, and Vocabulary
This classroom strategy section is designed to share with teachers what research suggests are the most effective ways to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.
Reading Rockets Classroom Strategies
This is a combination of all types of reading strategies: before, during and after.
Mandy Gregory Reading Strategies
The links take you to Reading Lady web pages that have content about Comprehension Strategies: Comprehension Lessons based on Mosaic of Thought by Ellin Keene and Susan Zimmerman and Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis.
Strategies for Comprehension, Conncections, Fix-Up, Questioning, Text-to-?, Visualizing, etc.
Click on the English link under the grade level you teach for lists of websites that include SOL review activities, interactive sites and PowerPoint activities.
Reading resources from Rockingham County
Find teaching tips and strategies from real teachers. Check back daily for photos and videos of ideas you can use in your classroom.
Includes reading strategies, classroom management, integrating technology, and professional -
Written by Shutta Crum, this site gives examples of pictures books to use to teach specific literacy techniques such as alliteration, imagery, personification, etc.
Examples of picture books to teach literary techniques
In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and classroom topics to encourage a high degree of classroom participation and assist students in developing a conceptual understanding of a topic through the use of the Think-Pair-Share technique.
Think-Pair-Share Strategy -

In this set of video vignettes, Virginia elementary teachers demonstrate vocabulary and comprehension strategies that can be used in elementary classrooms to promote students’ vocabulary development and comprehension skills. Each of the strategies presented is taken from the Enhanced Scope and Sequence for English Standards of Learning. The strategies and activities presented in the vignettes may be adapted and used with students at all grade levels.

Videos of Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies
Includes presentation notes and PowerPoints by Dr. Heidi Mesmer and Thomas Santagelo from the PALS Early Reading Interventions Symposium held in Spring 2011. Dr. Mesmer speaks to matching readers with texts, and Santangelo from VADOE discusses the changes in the new English SOLs.
Notes from the Virginia Early Reading Intervention Symposium

 Graphic Organizers

 Classroom Resources - Graphic Organizers
 The Download Cafe
 Tools for Reading,Writing and Thinking
 Education Oasis Graphic Organizers
 Scholastic Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
 Drawing Conclusions
 Real Classroom Ideas Graphic Organizers
 Free graphic organizers