#MV Teach

March 2016

Reading Strategies

Punctuation at the End of a Sentence

Use this strategy when: You're wanting students to pay attention to ending punctuation.


  • Look ahead to the end mark of the sentence- what do you see?
  • What does that mark tell you to do?
  • Make your voice sound like that.
  • Good! Your voice matched the punctuation.
  • That's a question mark. Make your voice rise.
  • That's an exclamation mark. You should read that with expression.
  • That's a period. Pause before going on.

From The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo

Apply Your Word Study to Book Readings

When to use this strategy: To encourage students to connect what they're learning during word study instruction to what they're trying to read in books.


  • You know _____, ______, and _____ from word study, so use that to hep you read this word.
  • What word do you know that might help you read this word?
  • Think about the words you're studying during word study.
  • Yes! You know how to read and write _______, so that will help you read ______.
  • Have you seen a word like that before?
  • Use what you know to help you read that word.

From The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo

Teaching Channel Video

Spotlight on Productive Group Work

Conversation Roundtable

Create notes about a topic, then discuss these with your group. Write each member's ideas, then summarize on your own.

Technology Integration

Digital Formative Assessment Resources

Here are a few digital resources to check out:

  • Nearpod
  • Kahoot
  • Google Forms
  • Today's Meet
  • Formative
  • Socrative
  • Plickers
  • EdPuzzle
  • Padlet