Mrs. Beattie has been a teacher for 15 years, mostly in a Grade 5 room. She brings her expertise to the teaching world through her store – Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom.
One recent addition to her store is a collection of reading comprehension mini-books. There are 24 books in total to work through.
Schema/Connections, Visualization of Setting and Events, Author’s Purpose, Predicting, Asking Questions, Summarizing, Point of View, Inferring, and Main Ideas & Details.
(If you are like me and haven’t heard of Schema before, it apparently refers to everything you know about a topic – sort of like a file folder of information that you have already.)
For each topic, there is an anchor book – that explains the topic and gets them to look at the topic in-depth before applying it to their own reading experience. Then an activity book follows that gives them a chance to look at their own book and figuring out how that topic relates.
These mini-books are really well designed and provide a terrific way for kids to take reading from a passive to interactive activity.
To find out more about this product, see a preview, or order a copy for yourself, visit: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Good-Readers-Comprehension-Strategies-Mini-Books-1173070