Reading Comprehension Strategies
Reading comprehension strategies, ideas and resources for teaching students how to comprehend what they read. Find ideas for teaching your Kindergarten, first…
1 Quick Tip to Improve Reading Comprehension in Your Class!
I have one simple tip that’s going to help improve your students’ comprehension skills! 📚 If you liked this tip, check out my blog to get more tips to help your K-2 students with their literacy skills!
4 Things To Try When A Child Decodes Slowly
Does it matter if a child decodes slowly? The answer is YES! When a child decodes slowly, they are focused on figuring out what the words say. Less of their attention can be devoted to understanding the text, which impacts comprehension. Check out this post for 4 specific things to try when a child decodes slowly! #readingintervention #phonics #reading #elementaryreading
How Do You Get A Reading Level From A Decodable Text?
Decodable texts are GREAT for giving students in-context practice with phonics patterns. But you might still be wondering, "What reading level are my students at?" So what's the best way to determine a reading level for a student if you're mostly using decodable texts? 🤔 In this new blog post, I provide some guidance as to how (and if) you can find a reading level for your Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students using decodable texts. #teachertips #readinglessons #phonics
Types of Reading Lessons Blog
There are subtle - but important - differences among these 3 instructional practices. Each instructional practice can help your students grow in a different way. When you understand the differences, you can better utilize them to help your students become stronger readers! In this post, I explain the differences through some simple, easy-to-read charts!
9 Strategies To Try When a Student Gets Stuck on a Tricky Word - Learning at the Primary Pond
What do you do when a student is struggling with a tricky word? Want to know my #1 strategy? It’s actually…doing nothing. Waiting. Giving them a hot minute to try and figure it out! Learn why in this blog post!
How To Support Advanced Readers in the Primary Grades - Learning at the Primary Pond
We talk a lot about supporting struggling readers. But what about our advanced readers? I know - from experience - that it’s all too easy for those kids to receive much less of our attention. But our advanced students need support, too! In this blog, I share tips and resources for helping your advanced readers soar!
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