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Developing Reading Fluency: Selecting a Text and Practicing Reading Aloud
Young readers continue to strengthen their fluency skills with a text of their choosing. The teacher first engages the class with an audio recording or read-aloud of a short poem, modeling for children how to read fluently. Next it's game time, as the class plays charades or taboo in order to reinforce the fluency vocabulary phrasing, rate, punctuation, and expression.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 155 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Developing Reading Fluency: Beginning the End of Unit 2 Assessment
Third graders continue to develop their reading fluency in preparation for their assessment in the tenth instructional activity of this unit. Young readers are provided with a short passage on Helen Keller, which they use while working in pairs reading and providing feedback on each other's fluency.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 100 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revising: Strong Conclusions for My Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph
It's important that writers leave their readers with a strong and satisfying conclusion. Help your young writers develop the skills to compose a concluding sentence with the steps outlined here. After class members have had a chance to revise their final statements, provide some time for revision of details.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revising: Developing Topic Sentences for My Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph
Revision is an important part of the writing process. Focus on revising topic sentences and details with the plan described here. This is part of a unit, so pupils have already filled out a graphic organizer about traveling libraries that is part of a bookmark project.
3rd Language Arts 16 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing a First Draft: Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph
Supervise the final drafting of a well-organized paragraph by following the steps outlined in this plan. Using the included sample paragraph as a model, class members brainstorm criteria for quality work and then compose their paragraphs with teacher guidance.
3rd Language Arts 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revising My Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph for a Hook to Captivate My Reader
While this is considered optional within the unit it is designed for, pupils would benefit from the listed activities. Working on writing and revising a paragraph about librarians who travel to isolated areas, class members can add some interest to the beginning of their work.
3rd Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Editing and Publishing: Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph
Provide time to polish paragraphs in class. Pupils, who have been working on these informational pieces for several days now, will have a chance to check for spelling and grammar before publishing their work. Sure to be a rewarding final step, the publication of their work will make all of the revision and editing worth it.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
On-Demand End of Unit Assessment and Bookmark Celebration
Using everything they have learned about writing paragraphs over the past few lessons of the unit, class members compose an informative paragraph independently. This is an authentic assessment of their ability, since learners have already practiced writing a similar paragraph with teacher guidance.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Illustrating: Geography Icon
For the final step of the performance task for this unit, class members will create an illustration to go with the paragraph on their bookmark. After looking at models, guide pupils toward recognizing the criteria for an effective illustration.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Launching Readers Theater Groups: Identifying Passages from Esperanza Rising for Readers Theater that Connect to the UDHR
Teach young readers how to compare two texts and select passages that exemplify a specific theme with Lesson 6 from Unit 3. Begin by modeling how an expert reader selects examples from a text, performing a think aloud on how Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) applies to the character of Mama in Esperanza Rising.
5th - 7th Language Arts 92 Views 381 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Looking for a game that teaches students about how to use a thesaurus, and reinforces the concept of synonyms? Each player will have the opportunity to use their "tools" in this engaging lesson. They will use their thesauruses in order to find synonyms to the word on the board.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 26 Downloads
Introducing Close Reading: Finding the Main Message and Taking Notes About Rain School
This second lesson in a larger unit is perfect for the beginning of the year because it explicitly teaches 3rd graders how to use close reading skills by identifying unfamiliar words, figuring out the gist, and defining important vocabulary words.
3rd Language Arts 140 Views 324 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing to Inform: Colonial Trades
Fourth graders who are studying life in colonial America engage in a lesson plan which has them create a "Help Wanted" ad that would have been written by a master craftsperson from back in the day. They utilize a graphic organizer that helps them organize their thoughts into three categories: the trade a person is wanted for, what the job involves, and the skills required of all applicants.
4th Language Arts 20 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of That Book Woman: How Did People Access Books in Rural Areas of the United States?
In this ninth lesson in a larger beginning-of-the-year unit, close reading skills are used independently to find the gist of the story That Book Woman. Rereading for important details is the targeted skill to unlock a deeper understanding of the story and create a richer learning experience.
3rd Language Arts 39 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dear Juana: Editing a Letter
Explore proofreading and editing in careers by drafting a letter. 7th graders will read example letters people have written who work in different careers. They will edit one of the sample letters they have read based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
6th - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 132 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers will learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first lesson in this unit, the primary focus of the lesson is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices.
5th - 8th Language Arts 196 Views 499 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Learning About the Historical and Geographical Setting of Esperanza Rising (Chapter 1: “Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1924”)
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed lesson outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and focus on the setting, brainstorming ideas and talking with classmates to visualize the scene.
5th Language Arts 34 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Getting to Know Esperanza (Chapter 2: “Las Uvas/Grapes”)
Delve into Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with close reading and evidence-based, text-dependent questions. Part of a unit series, this well-sequenced, Common Core designed lesson draws on material from the previous day and from homework so that pupils begin the day with prior knowledge, and then move into more complex response work.
5th - 7th Language Arts 59 Views 117 Downloads CCSS: Designed