Saturday, June 25, 2011

Reading Comprehension Bookmarks on TpT!

Hey friends. So I've been soaking summer up like none other, and finding it really hard to work on school things! I had a few requests awhile back for a copy of my retelling prompt bookmarks that I mention in a post awhile back. I went ahead and gathered all the prompts I use during my readers workshop and they are yours for free until Sunday 5pm- then I'll send them to TpT. Give away ended! Please see TpT for your copy- it's cheap!! =)

If you download for free, I'd REALLY appreciate it if you follow my blog, and follow me on TpT. I'd love a little love note because well, it makes me happy to hear from my blog friends.

Basically, I have these scaffolds at the ready when I'm conferring with kids during reading. I've found that a lot of my pumpkins have a hard time articulating what they are trying to say- so I create little prompting bookmarks to support them when they are reading independently or in partnerships. Check them out!

If you use is the first page of this download.
Scaffolds: Prompts To Get Them Talking
 A few things:
1. Not all of my students use or need these.
2. These go in their book baggies for as long as they need them. When they’ve got the “hang” of the skill, these are designed to fade out.
3. These are NOT passed out all out one time. As we study
comprehension strategies, I slowly roll them out during
confer ring.
Most Importantly...
All of these bookmarks are made into teaching charts before they are EVER handed out as a scaffold– the part I stress over and over is the idea that when they see a blank, that means they TALK! The students are very familiar with the prompts before they ever get their own personal copy.

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to make and share these! I will be using them with my first grader for sure.

    I recently found your blog and have to say, thank you for sharing SO much!

  2. I love these! Thanks for sharing. I am a follower!

    Simply 2nd Resources

  3. I love these too. I think the blanks are a great idea - get them started and have them fill in the rest! I can totally see myself using these next year. Thanks so much!

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  4. Love these! Thanks! I'm off to TpT to put you on the list of sellers I'm following.

  5. Thanks for sharing!!! Follow you!!

  6. Wow, these are amazing. I love your blog!

  7. These are FABULOUS! I love your blog and your generosity. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Thank you so much for creating and sharing these great bookmarks! Greatly appreciated!


  9. Thanks a bunch. I'm always lurking :)

  10. Great bookmarks for those kiddos who need just a tad more support! I love the "tough" pics on the big word attack one...they are super confidence builders:)

  11. Thanks for sharing these. You are full of wonderful ideas and I love reading all about them (and borrowing them as well :)).

  12. Thank you for sharing these bookmarks! They'll be great for those kiddos who need that extra support for retelling. :)

  13. These are great! I am a fellow first grade teacher and look forward to using them. Thanks for sharing. (I am a follower and will add you to my list at TpT.)

  14. These bookmarks are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

    3rd Grade Gridiron

  15. Thanks for sharing...these will be great to get them talking about what they are reading! Thanks again.

  16. Can't wait to try these out! You've done a great job...thanks for sharing with us.

  17. Wow! These are great! Thanks so much for sharing! I love your blog! I've recently started my own! Check it out sometime!


  18. Thanks for sharing these bookmarks! I know it is crazy but I can't wait for school to start so I can use these with my students!

  19. These are fabulous! I will be "stalking" this blog a LOT more this summer!! lol!

  20. What a great idea! I used to be a third grade teacher and could have really used this idea. My godmother is a first grade teacher so I'm definitely pointing her in the direction of this blog!

  21. Thanks for being generous and sharing! :) I'm doing a 25 follower giveaway and since you're one of the few, you stand a great chance! Head on over before the 30th!

    Miss B, Busy Bee

  22. Okay, so I'm not an elementary school teacher, but I have a huge crush on your blog! I teach high school (business), so I may not be able to use your stuff in my own classroom. However, I DO have a toddler who will be in elementary school before I know it. So "hello" from your newest follower! Your blog is adorable.