Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reviewing reading strategies

At the start of the school year, it's important to review reading strategies with intermediate students. While they have all learned about reading strategies, many of them still have trouble applying strategies in their everyday reading.

This past year, I worked with using academic words across the curriculum. Strategy is a great example of one of those words. An understanding of strategies is important in math, social studies, and science as well as in reading. As I looked at how to review reading strategies, then, I took advantage of the chance to teach the word strategy in its broader context. We tried out strategies in tic-tac-toe, talked about strategies in soccer, and discussed strategies in television shows like The Clone Wars. (Here's the blog post that I wrote at the time.)

I just posted a lesson set with the strategy lessons, reading strategy cards, and student reflection sheets over at TeachersPayTeachers.

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