The series How to Report on Books, Grades 3-4 - Teacher Resource, Print has various grade levels and goes through all your elements in a scaffolded, gentle progression. It gives books for each lesson, so you have plenty of prime material to explore the concepts. I linked 3-4, but I would go forward/backward depending on what fits her. It's NOT CRAZY to back up to a gr 1-2 and use picture books. Picture books can be a GREAT way to explore complex concepts, because they're brief, obvious, and not intimidating.
I also think it's not clear in your example whether she has a language disability or doesn't understand the term or what.
I agree, continuing forward in a reading curriculum that is not providing intervention for her comprehension issues doesn't quite make sense. If she's reading but not comprehending, um, at some point you have to decide where you're putting your effort. My money is on comprehension.
From Evan Moor, I like (and all of these are series, so they have lots of levels)
books in their Reading and Understand series like Read and Understand: Tall Tales, Grades 3-4 - Teacher Reproducibles, E-book
Text-Based Writing, Grade 4 - Teacher's Edition, E-book
Reading Paired Text, Grade 4 - Teacher's Edition, E-book
From Teacher Created Resources
Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 4
Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 4
Comprehending Text Using Literal, Inferential & Applied Questioning Grade 4
Graphic Organizers, Grades 4-8
Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Informational Reading, Grade 4
From Carson-Dellosa (probably my favorite place these days)
Cause & Effect Resource Book Grades 3–4 / Ages 8–10 $4.99 Print $4.99 eBook
Compare & Contrast Resource Book Grades 3–4 / Ages 8–10 $4.99 Print $4.99 eBook
Differentiated Reading for Comprehension Resource Book Grade 4 / Ages 9–10 $9.99 Print $9.99 eBook
Evidence-Based Reading Workbook Grade 4 / Ages 9–10 $9.99 Print $9.99 eBook
Paired Passages Workbook Grade 4 / Ages 9–10 $9.99 Print $9.99 eBook
Story Elements Resource Book Grades 3–4 / Ages 8–10 $4.99 Print $4.99 eBook
Summarizing Resource Book Grades 3–4 / Ages 8–10 $4.99 Print $4.99 eBook
Inferring Resource Book Grades 3–4 / Ages 8–10 $4.99 Print $4.99 eBook
Like I said, I LOVE some of this Carson Dellosa stuff. The 4 part SpotLight on Reading series that hits inferencing, summarizing, compare/contrast, cause effect is AWESOME. I really like their paired fiction/non-fiction books. Everything I buy tends to either have multiple choice or wh-question comprehension questions that I scribe for him. Tons of language, tons of thinking. You have her decoding, but you're going to want to back up and figure out where she is in these skills. And maybe it really is as simple as not understanding what setting is. For that, you just say say hey, that just means where did it happen, draw me a picture of where it happened.
It does sound like more is glitchy and that you'll uncover more areas of challenge as you start to use materials that are aimed a bit more at intervention. Like if you went looking for intervention materials, they would have tiers. The stuff I'm linking, like the Spotlight on Reading series, is more detailed than what you'd maybe bother with for a typical child, but it's not *marked* as intervention materials or billed that way. It's definitely not considered tier 3 intervention or something. But if you read the reviews, you'll find Intervention Specialists saying yes, they use it for intervention. And when I bring Intervention Specialists in my home and show them what I'm using, they're saying yes, this is the kind of stuff we use a lot. Some would write custom. Like some IS would literally write or find models of interest to the child and on the developmental level of the child and then write the comprehension questions to fit their needs. Mercifully, I've been able to find materials for my ds that do that. These are places where I'm finding them. I spend a lot of time looking at each item, each grade, till I find things I think will interest him. For my ds, these things are not busywork but are actually helping him think and engage. He does them without complaint. He does need support (popcorn reading, scribing, etc.), but really some of these products are quite nice. But it takes time to look through options and look at samples. I might use grade 1 in one series and gr 4 in another. Like seriously, I'm doing that right now. I select things very carefully, print, and he never sees the grade level to know. I'm even using a gr 3 in one product (non-fiction social studies reading comprehension) and a gr 4 in the science reading comprehension of the SAME SERIES! He's more knowledgeable on science, and the higher grade level was more engaging to him. Both have questions that make him think. It's a good stretch, very careful. Works for us.
Yup, just checked, and where I'm using 3 and 4 for the reading comprehension those products are from Teacher Created Resources, probably in the list of links above.
I found some differentiated reading products at Scholastic that I really liked. One uses primary sources. It's way cool, cuz you bust through grade level by making it so interesting. That way you can go back and target where she is with comprehension but keep it engaging. So with that, I think maybe I bought the gr 1 book and I use the top level writing models. The questions are the same for all. It fits his level of language, makes him think, and the differentiated models make it easy to make it fit him.
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Nope, I was wrong, it's Carson Dellosa again, lol. Told you I'm crazy for them! I think I'm using the grade 2. They have books through grade 8, so you won't run out. So the gr2 in this is quite challenging, but he blows through the gr4 science reading, go figure.
What that means is I can bring in sneaky reading comprehension work over and over throughout the day. I have it during our science time, during our LA time, etc. You could slide the Primary Sources workbooks into your history time.
Edited by PeterPan, 02 February 2018 - 07:32 PM.