Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.
Reading comprehension for ESL students is critically important due to the language barriers these students have. This post outlines five hands-on reading comprehension strategies that will help your students grow their reading comprehension skills.
Learning about summarizing...by classifying! Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary! Looking at texts through different lenses is tricky for some--but pays off!
Summarizing (Non-Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing informational text. Each card contains a short non-fiction paragraph followed by the question, "Which of the following best summarizes the passage?". Students have to select the correct answer from four possible choices.