(A simple spiral notebook works just fine.) In this notebook students work with one passage all week (3-4 nights).
Passages will vary, depending on skills and strategies we are working on in class. We will assign literature, informational text, poetry, or excerpts from longer pieces of text.
Later in the year, we will assign two passages on the same topic or by the same author, and students will work on comparing these.
To set up the notebook, I had the students glue a general directions page on the inside cover.
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goals, and differentiating through scaffolding and cooperative learning.
Summary: This book includes info pages at the beginning of each unit and each lesson provide explicit instructions for teaching the skills.
The reading passages are followed by comprehension questions in multiple-choice and short answer format, so kids can feel prepared for standardized tests.
that he or she is struggling because of a lack of interest in books, poor test scores, and teacher input) what are you supposed to do about it?
How can you help him or her become a successful reader?