Want to try a free simple comprehension lesson to see what teachers love about it? Simple Comprehension was created to make special educator’s lives easier when planning reading comprehension for the week. Check out this FREE lesson on kindness! This lesson is perfect to use during the month of February!
Special education teachers have a ton of things to plan in their day. Simple Comprehension takes the planning off of one part of your day and just makes your life EASIER. (All teachers are about making life easier, right?!)
WHY DOES SIMPLE COMPREHENSION WORK?
Comprehension is HARD for students in special education. Having an organized and predictable routine can make all the difference! The more practice that students can get with comprehension, the better chance they have of understanding it.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON?
This FREE lesson on kindness is full of 45 pages of simple comprehension. It may be exactly what your students need to increase their reading comprehension skills. It is set up for instruction for each day of the week for complete success:
TUESDAY– Read the story
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?
-Note to parents
-binder cover for pages
-simple data sheet to track progress
-sample IEP goals
Each worksheet included in this FREE lesson includes 3 levels of instruction to meet the needs of all your learners. You can choose to practice all week using each level or let students work independently at their own level. I like to make a binder for each student to keep all of their reading activities in.
HOW TO DO YOU USE IT?
First, send the note home to introduce parents to the new curriculum. Then, use the materials to progress through the week with students. The more that your students use Simple Comprehension, they will get used to the repetition of the week. Simple comprehension especially makes it easy when you have a substitute or need a paraprofessional to cover group for you that day.
You want simple comprehension to last and be able to re-use it each year if you purchase it. Here are some tips that helped me keep it organized in my classroom:
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- GET A BINDER-Put all original materials in a binder and pull from there to copy. Grab my favorite binder from Amazon.
- LAMINATE– You could laminate the stories or the pages that students write on also. If you laminate the pages that are meant to write on, they can use a dry erase marker. (Trust me-they LOVE this!)
- PAINT STICKS FOR SEQUENCING-Ask your hardware store for some FREE paint sticks. Laminate the sequencing pictures and put velcro on the sticks. This way you are ready to use them over and over again!
MORE SIMPLE COMPREHENSION
If you love this lesson on kindness, check out the entire Simple Comprehension bundle for February!
Want to plan out your ENTIRE YEAR or need other months for Simple Comprehension lessons?
Need comprehension activities that have more visual supports? Try Picture Comprehension instead!
Comment below and let me know if you are enjoying this FREE comprehension lesson!