Teacher models the "I wonder..." reading comprehension strategy for her kindergarten students and leads them in guided practice.
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Teacher Patrice McCrary (Cumberland Trace Elementary, Bowling Green, Ky.) uses established routines that allow her kindergartners to function successfully as they learn how to use the "I wonder..." strategy. By generating questions, students become more aware of whether they can answer the questions and if they understand what they're reading.
This video was originally part of the multimedia professional development resource Literacy Strategies in Action produced by KET in 2006 in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education.
- Besides generating questions, what are some other strategies students can use to improve their reading comprehension?
- Why is it important to model your thinking when introducing a new reading strategy to your students? What else do or can you do to help your students understand and use new strategies?
- What characteristics of highly effective teaching and learning do you observe?