Too often “teaching” reading comprehension often involves students reading a text and answering a set of questions about it. It should be the other way around – to be a proficient reader, students need to ask questions. Here’s how to teach your students to ask questions.
Familiar with the phrase “reading between the lines”? Drawing inferences from the text is like reading between the lines – it’s looking for the meaning that isn’t written down word-by-word. Here are some ways you can help students develop this important reading strategy.
Making connections is a reading strategy that helps students find meaning in a text by connecting it to their own life. It's particularly important for English language learners. Here are some ways to teach students to make connections in their reading.
Lynlee Lawrence says CSI Private Eye is “the best online resource I've come across”. Lynlee is a head teacher at Hutt International Boys School in Wellington, New Zealand, so we figured she knows a thing or two. We sat down with her to find out why she loves CSI Private Eye.
“Are levelled reading groups the best way to teach reading?” That was the question posed in an article I read recently. I’ve never been much of a fan of levelling anyway, but here’s the question I’d ask instead: “How would you like to spend your school life in the bottom reading group?”