Sunday, February 9, 2014

Reading Powers #1

I haven't forgotten all my lovely followers!

This week I attended a workshop led by the lovely Adrienne Gear all about the Reading Power program (but don't call it a a program!).

Have you heard of it before?

I'm not going to give you a huge speech about it, but basically the reason so many students struggle with comprehension is that we don't actively teach them how to THINK while they are reading. Sure, we ask questions before and after, but we have to model these skills OFTEN for our students to learn how to do it for themselves.

The five primary skills our kids need to learn:
Connect
Question
Viualize
Infer
Transform

I have JUST created and uploaded a set of Reading Power posters to use in your introductory lesson and to refer through all year using a super hero theme. Here's the girl example. Check out TPT for the boy and the brain pieces.



Enjoy!


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