In elementary school, students first learn to read and then shift to reading to learn. If this shift does not happen, reading comprehension stalls and students grow frustrated with learning in all content areas. The following reading routines are the result of observations, discussion, and polls from all content area teachers. They provide a common goal around which all teachers may communicate commonalities, making discussion of the differences even more nuanced and informed. These conversations will ultimately allow students to take ownership of reading strategies and connect to texts on their own.
Need some guidance selecting a reading routine? The Reading Routine Guide will help you choose one, based on the obstacles that have surfaced in your classroom.