Sunday, June 29, 2014

E-R-T: Comprehension Skill FREEBIE

Everybody Reads To

Have you heard of E-R-T?  Everybody Reads To. . .  It is a great comprehension skill that can be used for both fiction and informational texts. 

Everybody Reads To...

 You are giving the students a purpose for what they are reading to find out:  everyone read to find out, see why, etc...  In this lesson my first graders were reading an informational text about sharks, which is always a high interest level for my students!

Everybody Reads To...

 E-R-T can be done by pages or sections.  E-R-T can also be completed in small groups, pairs, or individually depending on if this is the first time your students are working on this skill or if they are familiar with it.

Everybody Reads To...

If you like this strategy, you can grab this editable E-R-T freebie!

Comprehension Strategy Freebie

This E-R-T is editable when you download it.  Just click here or on the picture above.  It is two pages and where it says type here, you can type in your own text to create E-R-Ts to fit the books you use.  Hope you like it!


  1. I have used this strategy successfully in my classroom in many areas. I love the way it really sets a purpose and gives kids a focus. My kiddos are always so excited when they "find" what they are reading for. Great idea! ~ Lisa

  2. Thank you for the editable freebie! I can't wait to try this out!

  3. I've used this idea some but not enough. Thank you for reminding me about it.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I haven't heard of E-R-T, but I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for the freebie!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  5. Lori,

    I love this for those speedy readers who read and read and then look at you and say "I don't know". For those who really struggle, one could do Turn Talk with a partner and then ERT.

    Hope you are having a great summer !

    Ms. Ds Literacy Lab

  6. Super cool- I can definitely see projecting this on the board while we are reading together.