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

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

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.

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 is an engaging summarizing activity where your students read an original short story. After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, middle/events, end/resolution, and theme on the individual pieces of the sundae. Finally, students use their pieces to write a complete summary!

Summarizing Craftivity

This is an engaging summarizing activity where your students read an original short story. After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, middle/events, end/resolution, and theme on the individual pieces of the sundae. Finally, students use their pieces to write a complete summary!

So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2) Great tie in to social media

So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2) Great tie in to social media

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

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Free Summarizing Activities

Helping students understand how to summarize text can be a struggle. These suggestions will guide your students to retell a non-fiction text in their own words.

Summarizing Text in the Primary Classroom

Helping students understand how to summarize text can be a struggle. These suggestions will guide your students to retell a non-fiction text in their own words.

Summarizing (Non-Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing informational text. Each card contains a short non-fiction paragraph followed by the question, "Which of the following best summarizes the passage?". Students have to select the correct answer from four possible choices.

Summarizing Activity: Summarize Reading Game (Non-Fiction Edition)

Summarizing (Non-Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing informational text. Each card contains a short non-fiction paragraph followed by the question, "Which of the following best summarizes the passage?". Students have to select the correct answer from four possible choices.

Learning about summarizing...by classifying!  Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary!

Learning about summarizing...by classifying!

Learning about summarizing...by classifying! Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary!

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