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Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.


This Christmas favorite, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, is bound to get your gets laughing as they view the QR code Read Aloud. Because they will be so engaged, it's a great time to get them working on the summarizing. Included in this activity is a SWBST flipbook page, which they will then use to write a summary paragraph. Also included is a student self-assessment where students select the graphic and text that best describes how they are feeling about summarizing.

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5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

Reading comprehension for ESL students is critically important due to the language barriers these students have. This post outlines five hands-on reading comprehension strategies that will help your students grow their reading comprehension skills.