comprehension

This is the second in a series of activities contributed by 2015 Summer Reads VISTAs who completed a capstone project.  Capstone projects are intended to benefit all sites and advance the field of children's literacy.

Size of group: 3-5

Appropriate grade level: K-3

Skill practiced: Comprehension; Story-telling; Listening skills; Fluency

Materials: Book or story; props or costumes if desired

Category: Children’s tutor tips

Directions:

1.       Introduce the story and talk about any vocabulary the students might need to know.

Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Listening, comprehension, and oral communication
Materials: A microphone
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Position the group of students in a circle.

2. Explain that each person in the circle is going to tell part of the story, so they need to listen to each other carefully.

Size of group: 1-5 (depending on age)
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Writing, comprehension, spelling
Materials: A prompt, paper, pencil, and colored pencils or crayons
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Title: Your story
Size of group: 1-20
Appropriate grade level: 1-3
Skills practiced: Writing, story-telling, and comprehension
Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:

Title: Fill in the blank
Size of group:  1-4
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skills practiced: Sight words, writing, comprehension
Materials: A pencil and a passage that has missing words (sight words) and a word bank
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Website/resource title: ReadWorks: The Solution to Reading Comprehension
Type of resource: Website
Web address/where to find it: http://www.readworks.org/ 
Appropriate grade level: K-12
Category: websites/resources

   

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