Reading Bookmark and Before Reading Prompt Card

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 at 8:49 pm

It is vital that students apply before, during and after reading strategies with confidence and independence. As students develop better understandings about what proficient readers do and think, it can be helpful to provide them with supports or scaffolds to prompt for the thinking required.

To assist students to “warm up” for reading, we are happy to provide you with a “Warm Up for reading” prompt card (PDF 119 kB).

To assist students as they problem solve during reading and to prompt for reflection after reading, we are pleased to make some reading bookmarks (PDF 333 kB) available. Strategies for solving words can be found on one side of the bookmark; strategies for comprehending and synthesising the text are featured on the reverse.

by Angela Ehmer

16 comments on: “Reading Bookmark and Before Reading Prompt Card”

  1. Thanks so much for the 2 new resources Angela. They are very timely for our school’s focus on these aspects of reading and also appealing to the students. Great job as always!

  2. What a wonderful idea..I teach EFL students and this is a very resourceful technique. Thank you very much!

  3. Thank you Angela. These are great resources. I love your emails…they are always so practical.
    You are a treasure.

  4. Thank you very much. It looks good, easy to read and will be helpful. I have an easier level one for beginning readers, but my students need some other prompts. I had been thinking of trying to adjust mine. You have just saved me a job and I probably wouldn’t have remembered some of the ideas you have included. Thank you.

  5. Wow these resources will come in so useful. Thanks so much.

  6. Angela,
    Thank you, this is very timely! I will pass it on.

  7. Wow Angela! Love the language and prompts and the analogy of warming up pre exercise. Will be passing on to staff here. Thank you.

  8. Thank you, yet again, for your teacher friendly and child practical support for reading in our busy classrooms.

  9. Thanks Angela, Love the image, have used the book marks already this morning. Thnakyou.

  10. Thanks so much, really helpful.

  11. fabuolous resources, there are often things available for younger students but finding something that is acceptable for older students to use is much harder.

  12. Great reading resources which I will definitely use and share with colleagues. Thank you!

  13. Another great resource that can be used immediately in the classroom!

  14. I can’t believe I missed this one in my busy schedule.
    I always use and find your resources are extremely worthwhile and add fun and motivation to my lessons, especially when I use them on the IWB and we can have great classroom discussion and live interaction. Thanks a million and keep ’em coming.

  15. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!. You are an angel. (No pun intended) I tutor children, some with many difficulties. These cards will be a great help to them.

  16. could you tell me the definition of Prompt cards and some books that tell about prompt cards?