Teaching Comprehension


In my classroom, I teach comprehension using the strategies outlined in Mosaic of Thought by Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman.  In the book, they suggest that for intermediate elementary aged students, you teach the strategies in this order:
  1. Monitor for Meaning
  2. Using and Creating Schema (Connections)
  3. Inferring
  4. Determining Importance
  5. Synthesizing
  6. Asking Questions
  7. Creating Mental Images
 To help my students monitor their own thinking and comprehension of what they are reading, I created some worksheets that were modeled after ones my teaching partner Kim had.  We used them with the story The Ballad of Mulan in our Houghton Mifflin anthology.   The beauty of these worksheets is that you can use them at any level.  Younger students can draw pictures in the boxes while older students can write detailed sentences or paragraphs.  


 I posted them up for FREE on TpT. 

photo of retell comprehension worksheet free Teaching With Style
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photo of retell comprehension worksheet free Teaching With Style
Get it FREE from TpT!

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