Links for More Information

Pre-Reading Strategies: Clustering and Concept Mapping

  1. This site gives an easy-to-follow example of clustering.
    http://fall10edu404a.providence.wikispaces.net/Pre-reading+-+Clustering+-+E+Lima
  2. This web site offers step-by-step directions for helping students develop concept maps.
    http://katierener.weebly.com/concept-mapping.html

During- and After-Reading Activities

  1. This site offers a form for students to use to write about a novel they’ve read independently.
    http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/lpotter/files/2013/12/Independent-Reading-Guide.pdf
  2. This notebook gives descriptions of different kinds of classroom book clubs, or book circles.
    http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/litcirclemodels.php

Close Reading

  1. This source from Santa Fe public schools defines close reading and tells what types of reading selections it should be used with.
    http://www.sfps.info/DocumentCenter/View/7537
  2. This web site discusses close reading in terms of the Common Core and gives examples of close reading questions.
    http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec12/vol70/num04/Closing-in-on-Close-Reading.aspx

Silent Reading Practice

  1. This article summarizes several research studies on sustained silent reading programs.
    http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/105027/chapters/Creating-Lifelong-Readers.aspx
  2. A well-known educator lists 81 reasons to use sustained silent reading in the classroom.
    http://successfulenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/81-Generalizations-about-FVR-2009.pdf