Reading is so much more than just following words on a page—it's about deriving meaning from the text! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them draw and write about their favorite parts.
Engage students in reading by having them share books with peers. Students prepare for giving a book talk in which they'll describe what happens in the book, their favorite part, and whether or not they would recommend the book to a friend.
As students begin to read independently, they may have questions about what they read. These questions should be encouraged! Have students record their questions about their reading or any unknown words on this graphic organizer.
Paragraph Frame Worksheet for Fictional Text Retell
Use this paragraph frame worksheet to support ELs as they navigate through the process of retelling text using transition words. This template can be used as a scaffold for any fictional text in the classroom!
Reading fluency is so much more than just following words on a page—it's about finding meaning and making connections! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them share about how it connects to their own lives.