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The sixth lesson plan in this Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle unit assesses your third graders' ability to read and understand informational text. The included assessment asks students to take notes about the main idea and supporting details of the text, while also focusing on information they can find in the illustrations. Using their notes, learners then answer one multiple choice and two free-response questions to demonstrate their understanding of the content and key vocabulary. Following the short test, pupils complete a self-assessment requiring them to reflect on how well they are meeting the specific learning goals of the unit. This lesson plan serves as an excellent resource for a teacher looking to determine their class's ability to read and comprehend this story about bullfrogs.
Explore the actions of emergency responders with youngsters. They will read a book pertaining to these careers and then write a summary of the book that includes a beginning, middle, and end. Note taking and illustrations will be used as a strategy in the lesson.
As the final lesson in a larger beginning-of-the-year unit to establish routines and teach close reading skills, this plan is designed as an assessment piece. Using the story, The Librarian of Basra, learners independently complete three activities previously practiced: finding the gist and identifying unknown vocabulary, reading again for important details, and powerful notetaking for answering text-dependent questions. Although the plan is scheduled for one hour, it may be helpful to extend work time and break the activities into a two day cycle. 
Students practice reading a Reader's Digest in French. In groups, they identify new vocabulary and practice prouncing the words. They complete a worksheet in which they practice writing complete sentences. They are graded on a rubric given to them at the beginning of class.
Second graders listen to a sample paragraph read the first time in a steady monotone voice and the second time with expression, varying in loudness and softness. They compare and discuss which version they liked better and their reasons why.
There are many activities and lesson ideas that teachers can use to reinforce reading fluency skills. This article brings a variety of strategies to light, including how to incorporate fluency instruction within novel units and independent book projects. Four additional lesson plans are also included.
Students use reading strategies to self assess their reading comprehension.  In this reading assessment lesson, students recognize the strategies that help them assess how much they understand of what they read. Students pair share to explain the purpose of their reading.
Students identify each of the three rotations for the READ 180 classroom (computer, independent reading, and small group instruction) and the expectations for each. They check out audiotapes and books for independent reading and discuss the anti-bullying materials provided during small-group lessons. Finally, students describe an ideal classroom learning environment and make commitments toward that ideal.
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by vocabulary, short-answer questions, and other close reading tasks. Small groups work on the questions together and all pupils must decide on the author's purpose. Also included is a set of writing assignment suggestions, which could use more detail.
“What is the theme of this story?” Now there’s a question all pupils dread. Rather than encountering a sea of faces that look like they were painted by Edward Munch, face a classroom filled with smiles and confidence. Show your readers how to determine the theme of a work. After modeling and discussing the differences between motifs and themes, groups engage in a series of activities that ask them to identify the motifs and the authors’ messages about these motifs in works they have read. Rich in detail, the packet deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Reading with expression is an important component in developing fluency. Emerging readers learn different strategies for accomplishing this skill through the teacher's model reading of Earrings!. Partner practice is combined with effective modeling for the book The Father Who Walked on His Hands. A checklist serves as an assessment tool at the end of the lesson to guide re-teaching.
Show your class how to read, and analyze poetry through the rules of grammar as you explore “love is a place” by E.E. Cummings. Some might consider this plan overbearing and beating poetry to death, which might be true, if you do all of the activities. However, the plan offers a unique way to show young learners how to read closely and deeply. The guided worksheet moves readers through the poem and has them analyze the literary devices, syntax, and grammar of the poem in search of meaning. A little part of this resource would go a long way.    
Close reading is key to the analysis and interpretation of literature. A close reading of the title and the epigraph of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” offers readers an opportunity to examine how even single words or names can contribute to the development of a motif or theme. To begin the examination, individuals respond to several questions that ask them to consider Prufrock’s name. After sharing their responses, groups use the provided questions and focus on the poem’s epigraph. The resource contains everything you need to promote close reading and deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Students read and complete play analysis activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In this play analysis lesson plan, students read Act 4 Scene 1 and a summary of the scene. students complete close reading activities in discussion points, theme analysis, and literary analysis activities. Students finish with reading assessments in the form of journal prompts and scene staging class activity.
Students complete play analysis activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Students read Act 4, Scene 2 for the play and a summary. Students complete close reading activities including discussion points, themes, literary devices. Students finish with reading assessments of journal writing and a research activity.
Students complete play analysis activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Act 3 Scene 2. In this play analysis lesson, students read the scene and a summary of it. Students complete close reading activities of discussion points, and characterization activities. Students also complete reading assessments in the form of journal prompts.
Students practice their fluency skills. In this fluency lesson, students read aloud stories to their peers and they help to coach one another on their fluency, pronunciation, phrasing, and inflection. They discuss what makes a good reader enjoyable to listen to and easy to understand. 
Explore the text, Cold and Hot, with comprehension strategies for young readers. First, give them a purpose for reading: find out what the boy wore outside in the snow! Then have them use one-to-one matching and picture clues to successfully read the story a first time through. The second time through, learners read to a partner. Cross-curricular activities are included.
Fifth graders explore music appreciation by identifying music rhythms and notes. For this music reading lesson, 5th graders discover the different musical scales and practice memorizing them in class. Students research music information on the web and utilize their recorder instruments to play Jingle Bells.
Need a quick but comprehensive reading strategies exercise? Even your most reluctant readers will be engaged by the story of a nuclear reactor explosion at a top-secret Idaho base. After reading the short passage, learners answer nine multiple choice questions. The answer sheet includes detailed explanations of the strategies used to determine the correct response, which models how to approach reading assessments. Use the learning exercise as in-class practice or for homework.

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