Cover Cards and Sentence Starters
Cover Card - When we are reading, it is important for us to think about not just decoding the words on the page, but understanding what we are reading. The cover card below includes some sentence starters to help us think about what we are reading. As good readers, we do not stop after every sentence to make sure our understanding is perfect, but when we are practicing reading together, we can use these cover cards to practice and get better at different comprehension skills. As we continue to build this learning space, we will include some examples of students using these sentence starters when reading.
Sentence Starters - Sometimes when have finished reading a large part of a book, or when we have finished a story altogether, we will use different reading comprehension strategies like Predicting, Determining Importance, Summarizing, Evaluating, or Synthesizing. Below are the posters showing those comprehension strategies and some sentence starters that might help us for each.
Questions and Sentence Starters - The picture below is helpful for teachers in seeing how much you have learned about what you've read, but it is also helpful for students to think about deeper questions when reading and sharing your thoughts about what you are reading.