Engaging reading activities for kindergarten and first grade! See how we improve reading comprehension through various reading comprehension strategies. FREE sample file too!
This is a guest post from Deedee Wills.
We are so excited about our Engaging Readers units… you can tell because I. Can’t. Stop. Talking. About. It.
Engaging Reading Activities: How did it start?
What is Engaging Readers?
Engaging Reading Activities: Diving into Vocabulary
Engaging Reading Activities: Reading Comprehension
I use these lessons Engaging Readers in a whole group setting. In my kindergarten classroom, I do the reading work (decoding the words) and my students do the thinking work.
Everyone participates. Working with a partner engages all of the students.
Engaging Reading Activities: Interactive Writing
Students are able to focus on the mechanics of writing during our interactive writing time.
Engaging Reading Activities: Responding to the text
Each day, students respond to the text we are reading. As you know, we stay with the text for 5 days. Each day examining a different comprehension strategy. Here are a few from various books.
We sometimes responded with a full sheet of paper and sometimes we responded in our notebooks. Each response activity offers both options. When I am short on time, I optfor the notebook responses
Sometimes the students respond by drawing pictures.
Engaging Reading Activities: Rubrics
Sometimes we assess the heck out of our students without any purpose. We like to assess students using a rubric. This informs our teaching and it informs the students.
Engaging Reading Activities: Phonics and Word Work
We also include word work activities that is suitable for kindergarten and first-grade students.
Engaging Reading Activities: Phonemic Awareness
We also include some suggested phonemic awareness activities.
Are they effective?
Engaging reading activities
You can find our Engaging Reading Activities Below:
Read more about our Engaging Readers Units in these posts below:
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- Spider Informational Text Activities
Engaging Reading Activities: Free Sample
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