Friday, October 25, 2013

Super Sleuths Blog Hop #19

Hi Y'all!
I am so happy to be one of 28 literacy/reading specialists involved in the Super Sleuth Blog Hop!  I love creating  items for students and teachers! I believe in using researched-based strategies and providing those resources to you as freebies!
Today's freebie focuses on comprehension.  Comprehension is all about making meaning.  I have included the Somebody Wanted But So strategy to help students summarize, a list of Generative Questions for you to help readers think deeply, and the FAST character trait analyzing strategy.  I hope that these will help you!
"True comprehension goes beyond literal understanding and involves the reader's interaction with text.  If students are to become thoughtful, insightful readers, they must extend their thinking beyond a superficial understanding of the text."  Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis  

Download Strategies Here!

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Book Units Teacher
This is a most fabulous item!  Don't miss it!


  1. Great strategies! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This will be great when reading our mystery stories. Thank you!!

    1. Stacy, I hope your kids find them useful!

  3. Love these strategies- thanks for sharing:-)

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  4. Sandi,
    I love this resource! I've been focussing on close reading this year. The list of Generative Questions will be perfect for reading closely!

    Read With Me ABC

    1. You are so right Wendy! I would love to hear if it helps your readers dig deeper!

  5. I especially love the graphic organizer for character traits. It will really allow my students to take some notes during reader's workshop. Thank you for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad