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Poetry As Oral Performance
Reciting poetry is a great way to build oral language skills and build classroom community. Pupils look at the text elements of poetry and choose a poem to read aloud. They focus on rhythm, fluency, and expression. This is a great way to reinforce the importance of punctuation, reading for meaning, and textual understanding.
Tomas and the Library Lady
Learners practice read aloud comprehension strategies. In this literacy comprehension lesson, students listen to Tomas and the Library Lady, stopping to discuss with a partner aspects of the story suggested by the teacher. Learners make inferences, share connections, and sequence story events using the same text.
Learning About Frida
First graders listen to a read-aloud of Frida. They investigate and recognize Frida's work, answer questions about her life, and create a personal self portrait symbolzing what makes them feel better during difficult times. Students are given three examples of Frida's self portraits.
Egg to Frog
Learners study the life cycle of the frog. In this life cycle lesson set, students listen to a read aloud of Frogs, A First Discovery Book, and make a sequencing booklet that shows the four stages of the frogs life cycle. They observe tadpoles changing into frogs. They watch a Power Point presentation made of digital pictures of the changes they observe.
Young learners listen to a read aloud of Gail Gibbons book, Apples and the story A Red House With No Windows and No Doors. They compare characteristics of a number of kinds of apples, graph them and create a apple print picture. Learners can compare and contrast the two stories after participating in a variety of activities with apples. They will share their observations about the apples and taste various types of apples.
Vivid Mental Images
Listeners hear chapter 1 from The Tale of Despereaux and discuss what they saw in their minds as well as why they pictured that particular sense, object, or person the way they did as a way to practice the reading strategy of visualization. Have young artists then create images on paper that correlate to the sections being read aloud. These illustrations should be the images learners see in their heads from the descriptions.
Author's Purpose: Inform
Conduct a read-aloud with your fifth grade class. Read "Michael Jackson: The King of Pop," stopping to remark on the construction. Are there facts or opinions presented in the reading? After modeling the thought process used to determine if a piece of work is informative or persuasive, give your learners an opportunity to practice themselves. The article and worksheet are included.
Laundry Detergent: ESL Read Aloud
In this laundry detergent ESL read aloud worksheet, students read a one page text that describes a man who does his laundry, with problems. There are no questions to answer.
Read To Me, Please!
Youngsters of all ages listen to read alouds from a variety of genres to improve their reading and writing skills. They apply personal experiences to comprehend the texts and create oral and written responses to the readings. In addition, they will spend time each day focused on an interactive read aloud session.
Write All about It (Cooperative Learning)
Students listen to a read aloud and while working with other students, write alternate ending to the story.
The birthday of Dr. Seuss gives plenty opportunities for activities! Your class can participate in read-alouds, bookwalks, graphing activities, writing exercises, phonics drills and Internet research using the ideas in this plan.
Students are introduced to various types of folk tales. During a read-aloud, they predict what they believe is going to happen next and practice following the story line. To end the lesson plan, they answer comprehension questions and complete various activities related to the story.
Reading Lesson Plan
Tenth graders read the poem "Still I Rise" and discuss the different ways it can be told and read and brought to life. In this poetry lesson plan, 10th graders read aloud and silently, and compare different works of poetry.
Reading and Responding: Lesson 9
Eighth graders listen to a read aloud of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken." They examine the attributes of poetry focusing on stanzas, imagery, and punctuation. They participate in choral readings before completing the associated worksheet.
Young elementary learners develop expression while reading. They listen as the teacher demonstrates expression when reading aloud. Individual learners read with a partner and practice using expression in their reading. When their partner reads, they fill out an evaluation on their partner's reading.
Where The Wild Things Are!
Learners are exposed to enriched literacy they come to understand that simply decoding the words within the story is not enough to make the story interesting. While reading aloud students see how reading with expression keeps the audiences attention and makes the story seem more realistic. This lesson plan has activities that show children how changing the speed and volume of your voice can affect the outcome of a read aloud.
Planning And Writing Your Own Piece of Folk Literature
Students study the elements of a fairy tale. After listening to a fairy tale (or more than one) read aloud by the LMS and/or the classroom teacher, the students complete a graphic organizer and write their own fairy tale. They share their work by reading it aloud to the class or displaying it for others to view.
Where Is Saturn in the Solar System? Where Am I in the Solar System?
Students engage in a solar system activity, In this activity, students will read aloud as a class about the solar system. The students will then listen to the teacher read a solar system book prior to filling out a worksheet about their place in the solar system.
Love and Friendship
Third graders do a hands-on activity after being read aloud the story of The Rag Coat, in cooperative groups.
What Do You Know About Dinosaurs?
Pupils participate in a read aloud of, "Dinosaur Bones" by Aliki. They discuss the story and create a K-W-L chart about fossils and how scientists study fossils. They also discuss how scientists perform experiments.