Reading Strategies of the Month
Each month teachers focus on a particular reading strategy.
September: Schema/Mental Images/Making Connections That Facilitate Comprehension
Developing reading stamina and choosing good fit books.
- Schema- background knowledge
- Mental Images
- Text to self (TS) - Connections readers make between the text and their past experiences or background knowledge.
- Text to Text (TT) - Connections readers make between the text they are reading and another text.
- Text to World (TW) - Connections readers make between the text and bigger issues, events or concerns of society and the world at large.
October: Elements of Literature
- Determine themes and summarize key supporting details.
- Using the elements of literature, compare and contrast two or more literary texts and continue this throughout the year.
November: Character’s Point of View
- Grade 3-Distinguish own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
- Grade 4- Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations.
- Grade 5- Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
- Grade 6- Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
December: Figurative Language
- Interpret words and phrases
- Analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone of text.
January: Questioning and Inferring
- Ask and answer questions referring explicitly to the text when answering questions and making inferences.
February: Text structures and features in fiction and nonfiction
March: Research to build knowledge while teaching students to recognize the text features of compare/contrast and cause/effect
April: Author’s Purpose/Author’s Point of View
Author’s Point of View
- Grade 3 - Distinguish their own point of view from the author of a text
- Grade 4 - Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
- Grade 5 - Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
- Grade 6 - Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
May: Determine Main Idea and Summarize Text
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