As teachers, we always look for ways to add more reading and vocabulary comprehension activities to our curriculum. The Wonders by McGraw Hill curriculum is a great way to teach students the basics of reading and prepare them for future success in school. However, there are always ways to improve upon it! In this blog post, we will discuss adding to your Wonders curriculum some additional activities you can do with your students to help them become better readers!
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Why isn’t the Wonders Reading Curriculum Enough?
The Wonders curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in reading. However, it is not enough to simply provide students with the basics. To become successful readers, students must actively use close reading strategies, citing text evidence when responding to comprehension and vocabulary questions. They need to be able to practice these skills in every text they read.
What needs to be added to the Wonders Reading Curriculum?
- Reading comprehension questions focused on the skill, not the content so that students can practice it with any text.
- Vocabulary activities that help students understand words in context and use them in their writing.
- Close reading strategies that include rereading difficult passages or annotating the text.
By adding these activities to your Wonders curriculum, you will be helping your students become better readers!
Add these Reading Resources to Your Wonders Curriculum
Look no further if you’re looking for additional reading resources to add to your Wonders curriculum! These close reading activities are designed to help students master the skills within each unit.
Wonders Shared Reading
You can use this page with your shared reading text. Students will fill out the graphic organizer with you or after the lesson. Then they can answer the two questions that will let you know their level of understanding of the skills.
For the anthology text, your students will have a full page graphic organizer aligned for the skill – in this case; it is the author’s point of view. They can respond to three comprehension questions and three vocabulary questions. Just the right amount to help them master the skill!
Paired Text Comparison
The paired text comparison is the perfect opportunity for students to think critically about two similar but different texts. They can use the graphic organizer on this page to find key details in both texts.
Finally, they will have weekly practice summarizing the similarities and differences.
I know you will love these extras that can be added to the Wonders curriculum! By providing your students with the opportunity to practice skills with every text they read, you are setting them up for success!
CLICK HERE to get all the extras you need for your Wonders Curriculum!
Would you like to see how adding these resources to your Wonders curriculum can help you in your classroom? Check out any of these posts for more information:
How to Use This Reading Wonders 4th Grade Activities Bundle – Day One
The Best Gradual Release Lesson for Wonders 4th Grade
One Way Students Can Be Successful with Paired Passages
Would you like to try a free sample of these reading activities?
Download this free Wonders Close Reading Unit 3 Week 4 set here!
Do you have any other ideas for adding to the Wonders curriculum? Share them in the comments below!
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