5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

Reading comprehension for ESL students is critically important due to the language barriers these students have. This post outlines five hands-on reading comprehension strategies that will help your students grow their reading comprehension skills.

This is an engaging summarizing activity where your students read an original short story. After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, middle/events, end/resolution, and theme on the individual pieces of the sundae. Finally, students use their pieces to write a complete summary!

Summarizing Craftivity

Do you want to add a little "flavor" to your summarizing unit? This is an engaging activity where your students read an original short story.

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

Games for the classroom: FREE Read and retell game. Love this idea to pass the dice around the room and have 6 students roll and retell. or I could roll as the teacher and choose students to retell. This would also work great for small reading groups.

Helping students understand how to summarize text can be a struggle. These suggestions will guide your students to retell a non-fiction text in their own words.

Summarizing Text in the Primary Classroom

Teaching students to summarize text can be difficult at the primary level. Use this kid friendly summarizing routine to help build comprehension.

Practical ideas to scaffold instruction and help all learners master the skill of summarizing nonfiction texts.

Best-Practice Ideas for Teaching Students to Summarize Nonfiction

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to teach students to summarize fictional texts? They seem to catch on so quickly! Maybe it’s because the plot guides the summary, and all of the parts of …

Twinkl Resources >> Reading Prompts for Parents  >> Thousands of printable primary teaching resources for EYFS, KS1, KS2 and beyond! reading, home school

Twinkl Resources >> Reading Prompts for Parents >> Thousands of printable primary teaching resources for EYFS, and beyond! reading, home school Scrap the guided reading worksheets!

Spelling Activities: Free Graffiti Wall Spelling Printable for use with any weekly spelling list. Great for homework or in class revision.

Spelling Activities: Graffiti Wall Spelling Printable

Spelling Activities: Free Graffiti Wall Spellingt Printable for use with any weekly spelling list. Great for homework or in class revision.

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