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Lesson Plan for Scaffolding Complex Texts
Enhance a class read-aloud of the children's story Hi! Fly Guy with this reading comprehension lesson. Children first listen as the teacher reads the story, stopping along the way to discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. The book is then re-read as the instructor models his or her thought process, demonstrating how to visualize, ask questions, and make predictions about the text.
7 mins Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as various strategies with a focus on English language learners.
7 mins 1st - 12th English Language Arts
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts instructional activity. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making predictions, and answering questions to demonstrate their comprehension of the story.
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies II
Assess your kids' reading skills with a straightforward reading comprehension exercise. Pupils read a story and answer 12 multiple choice questions about the story. Each question is labeled with one of 12 reading strategies, such as recognizing cause and effect, understanding sequence, making predictions, and so on.
7 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts
New Review Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies
Help your pupils grow the reading strategies they need to succeed by supporting them with various graphic organizers. This packet includes a wealth of attractively formatted graphic organizers for predicting, keeping track of plot, examining author's purpose, summarizing, analyzing poetry, picking apart informational texts, improving vocabulary, connecting to prior knowledge, and more!
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Interactive Read Aloud
Learning how to deliver good literacy instruction is key to becoming a successful teacher. This resource isn't so much a instructional activity as it is a guide to leading children in an interactive read-aloud session to increase fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
New Review Guided Reading Activities with Pizzazz
Get the most out of your guided reading lessons with this collection of literacy materials. Offering a system for using color-coded tags to mark pages while reading books, as well as an assortment of comprehension and grammar worksheets, this resource would make a great addition to the reading program of any early elementary teacher.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Read Like a Detective
Encourage your young readers to become true detectives in their next literary adventure! Here you'll find an attractive display that will prompt your learners to constantly be looking for clues, asking questions, making cases about the text, and proving any claims with details and evidence.
1st - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Do You See at the Pond?
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come together as a whole group to answer comprehension questions.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Comprehension Strategy Instruction: Questioning
Providing learners with a solid armory of reading strategies is a good way to help them build better reading comprehension. The teacher will model how to use a questioning checklist to better understand what she is reading. Pupils will then practice this skill through independent reading and guided practice.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
War Powers Act and the Constitution
The strength of this plan, which focuses on the War Powers Act, is in the included supplementary materials. Class members read several provided documents, take notes, and discuss their opinions and then deliberate within small groups or partnerships.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Apple Farm Field Trip
Monitor the growth of young mathematicians with a comprehensive addition and subtraction assessment. Using the context of a class field trip to an apple orchard, this series of four story problems allows children to demonstrate their fluency with adding and subtracting two-digit numbers by implementing strategies of their own choosing.
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson plan takes you and your readers step-by-step through a close reading of a secondary source analyzing the phrase "We the People" in the Constitution's Preamble.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Questions are an essential component of reading comprehension; not just answering them, but asking them as well. This lesson starts by introducing young readers to the difference between literal questions and inferential questions, which require the use of prior knowledge.
7 mins K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Arkansas and NAFTA
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This instructional activity focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and tariffs.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth lesson of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem, and resolution in a text.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed