Delivering Explicit & Engaging Comprehension Mini-Lessons
YEARLONG VISION Overview
First 2-6 Weeks
Define readers as thinkers
Define the range of reading
Establish reader’s workshop procedures
The Rest of the Year
Spiral through the six typed of inferences
FIRST WEEKS Strategy Introduction
Define the strategy verbally and visually
Reveal a real-world experience
Model your thinking via a read aloud
Download suggested picture books listed by grade-level appropriateness.
Reveal the comprehension hand signals
Teach students the comprehension hand motions that Dr. Cathy Collins Block created and outlined within her PowerPoint.
Students can use these gestures to communicate how they are thinking about the text.