So, recently I was discussing with a friend how great it would be to have my kids create some kind of a book that can hold reading strategies as they learn them. I was thinking this little book would have to be something my students can easily go back to and reference throughout the year, and also add to whenever a new strategy was learned. One thing led to another, and POOF, Reading Strategy Cards were born.
I am seriously loving these strategy cards! First, they are super cute and colorful. But more importantly, they have become a very functional part of the classroom.
My students will be creating “flip-books” out of these cards. Each of my students will be receiving a strategy card for each strategy they are taught during Reader’s workshop. They will be adding these cards to a single binder ring, creating a book of strategies. They will keep them at their seat and refer to them whenever necessary.
Another way I plan to use these cards is for an interactive Bulletin Board. I haven’t set it up yet, but here is a photo of what I was thinking.
During independent reading time I will ask students to “turn-in” one of their stop-and-jots and place it underneath the appropriate strategy card. This will make it easier for me to monitor the thinking they are doing as they read!
Some other ideas I had were to glue these in their Readers Notebooks, and use them as “Strategy Sticks” in small group
|Strategy Sticks (students can hold up when using strategy in small group)|