One of the best parts about teaching early elementary students is teaching them to read. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a tough task, but one that is so rewarding. All you need is a list of fun and creative reading strategies, and your students will be reading in no time!
“Ask and you shall receive!” Many of you downloaded my Reading Strategies bookmark. And I love hearing how it’s helped your readers in their reading journey. But I also had requests to take the strategies and make them into a larger resource to display in classrooms.
These are my favorite strategies! These strategies provided a way for my students to self analyze their reading and become their own problem solver. It also helped boost their confidence!
You got a pocket chart? Great! This is one way to display these reading strategies in your room. Place it in your guided reading area for easy access. Add labeled clothes pins to help you keep track of what strategies your students either struggle with or do well. Have a supply of the bookmarks handy
Not only do I keep a stack of bookmarks at my table, but I provide each student with one at the beginning of the year. This way they can take it anywhere.