Reading Comprehension Posters - A series of posters that show some of the comprehension strategies we will be using throughout the year.
Reading Comprehension Questions and Sentence Starters - When reading, it is helpful to have a sentence starter or specific questions to support using the strategies you are learning. On this page, you will find more information about how to use those sentence starters and when to ask and answer those questions.
Reading Comprehension Learning Engagements - On this page you will find different learning engagements to help you practice the comprehension strategies that we are learning. Some of these engagements can only be done with certain texts, while others can be done with any text that you are reading.
What Are We Reading?
Story Bytes - these are parts of stories, that are split into 4 paragraphs (and further split into easy, medium and hard) that we can read together to practice some of the comprehension strategies that we are learning in class. These stories are meant for slightly older students, so even the easy parts of the story can be challenging. Although you can read these at home, it is better if you read them in school with a teacher or parent.
Raz Kids - Raz kids is a great app that we can use to help us improve our reading. Click on the link to find out more about how you can set goals and access the app at school, or at home.
Recommended Reading - We all like to read, but sometimes it's hard to know what books to pick up. On this page, we will continue to build on our list of great books and series. Our goal is to help readers to select books that they will enjoy and that are at their level.
Unit of Inquiry Books - Our six units of inquiry have books that relate to their themes. With these books we can learn through reading, as well as learn about reading. As with our recommended reading list, it is great if we can continue to build on this list over time.
Subject Specific Books - Sometimes there are books that help us to learn about specific subjects, like science or math. These books can also help us to learn through reading.
Below you will find three different forms for tracking reading. It is a great idea to keep track of what you are reading and who is reading with you. If you are reading a shorter book, or you finish off a book that you are reading, fill in the Reading Tracker. If you are reading a longer book, every now and then, you can stop and fill in the Reading Journal to give an update about how the book has been so far. As the year goes on, we like to expand our learning community, so you can keep track of who has read to you by filling in the Be Read To form.