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Reading Strategies

  • Reading Strategies

    The "whole job" of reading is made up of

    • decoding--reading the words accurately
    • comprehension--showing understanding
    • fluency--reading aloud with efficient decoding and expression

     

    Files:

    The files below provide information about strategies readers can use as they decode and show their comprehension.  

     

    Links:

    For Kindergarten or 1st graders

    Find links below to videos that demonstrate how to use reading strategies before, during, and after reading.

    • Sweet Dreams--Before Reading:  How to Take a Picture Walk
      • Listen and watch as Mrs. Chelap takes a picture walk before she reads Sweet Dreams.  
      • Think about how the picture walk helps you know what will happen in the story.
    • Sweet Dreams--During Reading:  Listen and Think About the Story
      • Listen as Mrs. Chelap reads Sweet Dreams.  
      • Think about the picture walk.  Did you already know some parts of the story before you heard it?
    • Sweet Dreams--After Reading:  How to Retell a Story with a Story Map
      • Listen as Mrs. Chelap reads Sweet Dreams.  How do you get ready for bed?
      • Follow along as Mrs. Chelap retells Sweet Dreams with the First / Next / Then / Last "dots" story map.
      • Find the "Retelling with Dots" file for this story map.
    • Russell the Sheep--After Reading:  How to Retell a Story with a Story Map
      • Listen as Mrs. Chelap reads Russell the Sheep.  How did Russell finally get to sleep?
      • Follow along as Mrs. Chelap retells Russell the Sheep with the First / Next / Then / Last "dots" story map.
      • Find the "Retelling with Dots" file for this story map.

     

     

    For 1st or 2nd graders

    Find links below to videos that demonstrate how to use reading strategies before, during, and after reading.

    • Fluffy the Brave
      • Listen and follow along as Mrs. Chelap reads Fluffy the Brave.  Could you be as brave as Fluffy?  What would you have done when you met the cats?
    • Before Reading:  How to Take a Picture Walk
      • Now that you know the story, follow along with Mrs. Chelap as she takes a picture walk before she reads Fluffy the Brave.
      • You can take a picture walk before you read a new book.  It will help you think about what the book is about before you even start to read!
    • During Reading:  How to Use Reading Strategies 
      • Follow along with Mrs. Chelap as she shows how to use reading strategies as she reads Fluffy the Brave.
      • Do you think Mrs. Chelap will have the sounds she needs to read the hard words?
    • After Reading:  How to Retell a Story with a Story Map
      • Watch and listen as Mrs. Chelap retells Fluffy the Brave.
      • See how Mrs. Chelap uses the sentence starters to help her retell.
      • Find the story map Mrs. Chelap used in the files.
    • After Reading:  How to Make a Connection to a Story
      • Follow along with Mrs. Chelap as she shows how to make a text-to-self connection between Fluffy the Brave and her own experiences!
      • Find the Connection Framework Mrs. Chelap used in the files.

     

    • After Reading:  How to Retell a Shorter Story with a Story Map.
      • Watch and listen as Mrs. Chelap reads aloud The Best Mouse Cookie and then retells.
      • See how Mrs. Chelap uses the sentence starters to help her retell.
      • Find the story map Mrs. Chelap used in the files.  Look for the file "Story Map with Pictures and Sentence Starters."

     

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