*FREE WITH PURCHASE!* THE HIP NONFICTION TEACHING PACKAGE
15 original one-page nonfiction passages with ready-to-teach lesson plans
66 pages of student reading passages and teaching tips for Before-, During- and After-Reading
Created by Lori Jamison Rog, author of Struggling Readers: Why Worksheets Don’t Work and Band-aids Don’t Stick
Everything you need for online, independent or teacher-directed learning
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The passages in the HIP NONFICTION TEACHING PACKAGE are designed for independent, online or teacher-directed learning. Each passage includes a Before-, During- and After-Reading routine, most of which are adaptable to almost any nonfiction text. They are most effective as practice opportunities to accompany explicit teaching.
What readers do before starting to read can make a big difference to how well they comprehends a text. Adequate background knowledge makes a huge difference; in fact, it’s been suggested that background knowledge represents over 60% of comprehension. The Before-Reading routines in this collection include video links, anticipation guides, vocabulary sorts and more to prepare the reader for reading the passages.
It’s particularly important for struggling readers to learn to “read actively.” The During-Reading suggestions often set a purpose for reading; for example, read to see if your predictions were right or read to see which facts you already knew and which you learned.
Each passage includes two types of after-reading routines: questions for discussion and some form of written response.
Writing is the single best tool we have for supporting comprehension and retention of information. In these after-reading routines, students are given a range of written response tasks from completing graphic organizers to chunking complex words and sentences to creating original stories and arguments.