Reading Comprehension Strategies (PowerPoint)

        Presented by:
   Maureen Krueger –
        Reading Specialist

      & Gina Koene –
   Learning Disabilities Teacher
Did you know?
   “Research shows that one of the
    most powerful strategies for
    improving reading ability is
    reading aloud to children.
    Students hear how to be
    expressive, learn to be fluent,
    and are able to infer and ask
    questions about text.” –Alison
    Egnoski, Fond du lac Schools
   Resource: Read-Aloud Books -
Strategies for all
Content Areas
   Pre-Reading
Activating and building upon prior knowledge
  and experiences.
 During Reading
Determining key vocabulary, make
  inferences, form sensory images, pose
  questions, recognize cause-effect
  relationships, interpret main character
  traits, interpret diagrams, maps, and charts
 Post Reading
Retelling in own words, summarizing the key
  ideas and information, connecting and
  comparing information
Pre-Reading Strategies

   KWL
   Cloze
   Anticipation Guide
   Semantic Feature Analysis
   Pattern Puzzles
   Probable Passage

During Reading

   Think-Pair-Share
   Teacher Think Alouds
   Two column Notes
   Contextual Awareness

Post Reading Strategies
   Sticky Notes
   Graphic Organizers
   Graffiti Wall
   RAFT
   Summarizing
   Story Maps
   Bloom’s Mark
Strategies & Resources
   Somebody/Wanted/But/So: Use
    this technique to assist students in
    writing a basic summary.
          See handout
   Concept Circles: These circles can
    be used many ways:
           Students can take notes in word or picture
          They could be used to define vocabulary or a
           central concept.
          Teacher could have some information filled
           in and students finish completing.
          See handout
STRATEGIES continued:
   Fat & Skinny Questions:
       (or Thick & Thin Questions)
        Encourage your students to ask
        “FAT” questions!
          When discussing a book, students
           should ask questions that begin with
           phrases such as: What if?, Why did?,
           What would happen if?, How would
           you feel if?
          See handouts
          Laura Candler’s web-site is a valuable
           resource. She provides resources and
           lesson ideas for every subject area.
STRATEGIES continued:
    Reading Tips for Academic
     Success – PowerPoint
     explaining the SQ3R Reading
         Use this site to teach your students the
                 Survey
                 Question

                 Read

                 Recite

                 Review
STRATEGIES continued:
   The Read-Write-Think Website
    is a wonderful resource.
    Interactive lessons created by
    teachers for teachers.
     Monitor reading by using the
      INSERT Technique – Lesson, See
      INSERT handout
     Make connections using Double-
      Entry Journal – Lesson, See
     and click on “lessons”
STRATEGIES continued:
   Snowmen Tales Fiction
     Filled with a variety of reading
      comprehension sheets that are
      ready for you to print and use.
      (grades 3-5)
     Short stories addressing a variety
      of strategies
     Also includes science and social
      studies activities that incorporate
      reading strategies
STRATEGIES continued:
   25 Reading Strategies:
       WOW! This site has them all. Great tips
        for elementary through high school.
       Before, during, and after strategies for
        literary and informational text
       Other strategies include: quick
        predictions; finding the difference
        between sub, main ideas, & details;
        sequencing; cause & effect; compare &
   If we can answer any questions or to
    receive an email of this presentation,
    please contact ~
       Maureen Krueger, Middle School
        Reading Specialist
          467-7880 x4217

       Gina Koene, 5th & 6th grade Specific
        Learning Disabilities Teacher
            467-7880 x4200