Reading comprehension strategies...

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  1. **Mrs.A**

    **Mrs.A** Comrade

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    When you are teaching your class a reading strategy (predicting, questioning, visualizing..etc), how much time do you spend teaching it before you move to a new strategy?

    I'm starting to plan for next year and we are supposed to teach a new focus skill every week. I don't think it's enough time to teach and then have the students practice. I'm thinking of talking to my team and see if we can take two weeks for each skill. Would that be too much? We use Harcourt Trophies.

    Thank you!!
     
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    I thought Harcourt Trophies had a skill of the week. If I"m not mistaken, in grade 4, week 1 is Using Context to Confirm Meaning, week 2 is Making and Confirming Predictions, etc. Do you do an addition skill of the week?
     
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    I have Houghton Mifflin which introduces a different skill every week also. I think it's too fast, there's not enough time for students to really grasp the concept. Next year I'm going to introduce each strategy very quickly in the first couple of weeks, then focus on one for about 2 - 3 weeks. The first week is spent with hands on examples, creating charts, working with partners, etc. Weeks 2 (& 3) will be the students demonstrating their understanding during reading workshop.
     
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    I use Reading Street with Scott Foresman and we have a new focus skill every week. Although, we teach the same skill about every six weeks. In each unit there are additional activities with each skill.
     
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    This is what I use as well. I like that the skill loops (although, by the end it is sometimes a bit old for the kids). Just have to convince them they still need to review it. :thumb:
     
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    We don't really use our set of books from Scott Foresman. We are more of a reading workshop school. We typically focus on a skill anywhere from 3-4 weeks.
     

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