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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Reading Comprehension Bookmarks Freebie

How many times have your students flown through a reading assignment and had no idea what they've just read?  Why is that?  Well, it's because they weren't thinking while they were reading.  They were just trying to get finished. 

I am constantly trying to impress upon my students the importance of nightly reading and "thinking" about their reading.  I'm also constantly trying to find simple, yet effective, ways to help parents get involved in their child's nightly reading.

Enter "Reading Comprehension Bookmarks".

 I laminate these and have them keep them in the book for their nightly 20 minutes of reading.  There are two different sets of bookmarks: One standard and one challenge-level. After reading for 20 minutes, another student or parent randomly chooses three of the questions and asks the reader. If the reader truly understood what they read, they should be able to answer all of them correctly. If the reader is unable to answer, they should go back and reread that portion of the text.

You can pick them up for FREE at my TpT store.

I also found a neat set of bookmarks that I plan to put on the back of my own bookmarks next year at step into Second Grade with Mrs. Lemons:

What do you do to get your parents involved in nightly reading and to help hold students accountable?


It's About Time, Teachers said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for the lovely blogger award. I'm thrilled! As a newbie to the blogging world, I really appreciate your feedback.

I've linked back, but I may not have it posted until tomorrow. I'm a little slow at awarding it to others as I get totally distracted by their blogs, forgetting the task at hand. LOL.
Thank you again.

Heather said...

Hi, Barb! No worries, I truly believe I have undiagnosed ADDwhen it comes to blogland. I'm just glad you're able to get enjoyment and information from my blog!