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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 Language Arts 28 Views 13 Downloads 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 Language Arts 236 Views 127 Downloads
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts 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 309 Views 170 Downloads 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 Language Arts 57 Views 36 Downloads
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 Language Arts 108 Views 62 Downloads 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 Language Arts 27 Views 11 Downloads 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 activity as it is a guide to leading children in an interactive read-aloud session to increase fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 84 Views 73 Downloads
Poetry Introduction: Reading Strategy and Response
Fifth graders analyze a poem. In this poetry analysis lesson plan students read a poem, analyze it, and write a response. They write about their own thoughts on the poem's meaning and any feelings they have about the poem.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 119 Downloads
New Review 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 Language Arts 46 Views 27 Downloads 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 Language Arts 33 Views 335 Downloads
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 Language Arts 111 Views 866 Downloads
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 Language Arts 17 Views 19 Downloads 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 182 Views 127 Downloads 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 Language Arts 53 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Questions are an essential component of reading comprehension; not just answering them, but asking them as well. This activity 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 Language Arts 44 Views 19 Downloads 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 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 Language Arts 60 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles.
6th - 8th Language Arts 149 Views 183 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable