This teaching theme is a developmentally appropriate hands-on
learning sequence, designed for teachers in the early primary grades
who want to
incorporate comprehension strategies into their literacy curriculum.
To better understand the comprehension strategies used to enhance
literacy curriculum, begin by reading these two great books as reference.
Click to buy these books by Ellin Oliver Keene.
Mosaic Of Thought and
Strategies That Work
In Portsmouth we also use
Kid Writing Strategies
developed by Feldgus and Cardonic.
I have incorporated comprehension strategies into this planting theme.
Before beginning each lesson, teach your students this song to help
them remember the strategies.
Has A Box of Tools
Make this book for your students before you begin your
developing comprehension strategies with your primary students. All
these files were created
with Microsoft Word. They are designed mainly for Kindergarten age
but you can tweak them to
fit your age level.
Save them on your hard drive and print from there.
Click here on the Strategies page to help you understand
what guiding relevant factors you should
consider when teaching.
For a word document to print of the
Strategies, click here
your students understand the strategies, give each child their own tool belt
with various plastic gardening tools placed
neatly inside. On each shovel I taped the
twenty-five every day functional sight words we have chosen to teach that help
students Kid Write.
View the twenty five sight words here.
I bought little boxes that are shaped like flowers and inside the boxes I placed
students use when writing their stories. Each box contains words based on
a particular strategy .
Click on the word list below to print out a copy of the words to place in your
Words for Questioning
Words for Inferring
Words for Visualizing
Use these Rubrics on the left developed by Ellin O. Keene to help you
assess your students literacy development
while teaching comprehension strategies. I have created Rubrics for
Kindergarten levels on the right.
Kindergarten Rubric for
Rubric for Questioning
Rubric for Inferring
Kindergarten Rubric for Inferring
Kindergarten Rubric for Determining Importance
Rubric for Retelling
Kindergarten Rubric for Retelling
Kindergarten Rubric for Synthesizing
for Monitoring Comprehension
Kindergarten Rubric for Monitoring Comprehension
Kindergarten Rubric for Think Alouds
Rubric for Using
Kindergarten Rubric for Using Schema
If you are interested in integrating technology into your
while studying Eric Carle as an author, click on
I created these literacy lessons in the effort to integrate
technology while immersed in an author study on Eric Carle.
All of this is still a work in progress so please email me and
let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting!