Reading Strategies V.2


I have recently redone the reading comprehension strategy cards and they’re available to download.

For those unfamiliar with the reading strategies, they are: predicting, making connections, summarizing, asking questions, clarifying, and visualizing.

The new cards are more visual and include definitions on the front and back as well as scaffolding (linguistic frames) for both teachers and students.

I have previously recommended having two sets of the reading strategy cards, one on the wall that you can refer to all the time and another that you sue to highlight the week’s featured strategies and pass out to students as you’re reading a selection for the first time. I’ve redesigned both as well as handy-dandy comprehension strategy bookmarks.

Download Reading Strategy Cards V.2

Also available in wall posters, bookmarks, and powerpoint editions
(see General Resources page)

I would like to acknowledge the work of Fontana Unified who designed the first version of the cards I was using. I also owe a big thank you to Michael Lovett and his team at Shenandoah Elementary for their work in creating sentence frames for each of the strategies which became a basis for my work. I also thank Susan Obuchi, Mary Ann Sullivan, and those two two kids in the hall who gave their feedback on my designs. Photo credit is given on the back of the cards. Royalty free images were used in each case.

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One Response to “Reading Strategies V.2”

  1. Ms. H Says:

    I teach 12th grade English in Texas, and am always on the lookout for visuals to reinforce the concepts I emphasize with my students. I LOVE THESE POSTERS!!! They look super-sharp and will definitely appeal to today’s visually-sophisticated students. Thank you so much!

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