This week I my book isn't really a book it's a website. But it's an AMAZING site for teaching reading comprehension.
Into the Book is a resource for both students and teachers.
First when students sign in the get a unique key that they can use to sign in again to save their progress on the different strategies.
Next students choose the strategy they want to practice. They can work on using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating, and synthesizing. In addition students can work on combining the strategies while reading.
Here is an example of what the inferring practice looks like. First students hear an explanation of the strategy and why its important. They can also watch the video of the teacher/class discussion. I usually show this to the class.
Next students make a choice for practicing the strategy.
I like that this example even includes using just a picture and no text to practice the strategy.
After finishing students can listen to the song, practice the same strategy some more, or go back to the main menu to choose a new strategy.
The teacher section is a great resource for teaching comprehension because it includes such a variety of tools. There are lessons, books, videos, posters, and songs.
Oh and one more cool thing...It was created right here in my home state of Wisconsin! Pretty awesome!
The site has correlations to 3rd grade CCSS but that can be used as a reference up or down to your specific grade level. I hope you will check it out and give it a try with your students!