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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 6 Close Reading
Look back at the third chapter of The Cay with your class. Pupils will conduct a close reading, taking a second look at a chunk of text and responding to a series of text-dependent questions. Wrap up with an analytical writing prompt about Phillip's relationship with his parents.
6th Language Arts 22 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment: On-Demand Reading to Determine Main Idea and Supporting Details
Children learn about bullying in schools while being tested on their ability to read closely and identify the main idea and supporting details of a text. Following the assessment, students participate in a chalk walk, during which they silently and anonymously address the question "How do you stop a bully from being a bully?
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 162 Views 194 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues to understand challenging vocabulary.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 139 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Guided Reading with Twister's Tricks
Students participate in pre-reading activities before reading the book, Twister's Tricks. They read the book independently, but are guided by directive questions from their teacher. A discussion follows, as well as repeated readings for mastery.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Guided Reading with Where Is My Puppy?
First graders read the book, Where Is My Puppy? Working in guided reading groups, they discuss having a puppy and predict what might occur in the story. After reading the book aloud, they retell the story and locate the puppy on each page.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Guided Reading with Confetti Eggs
First graders read the book, Confetti Eggs. Working in guided reading groups, they discuss making crafts with eggs and preview the book by looking at the pictures and making predictions. After reading the book aloud, they discuss how to make confetti eggs and follow the sequence of steps involved.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Guided Reading with Here Comes the Bus
Second graders read independently to find out what happens when the bus moves on its route. Students are given strategies to help with words they aren't sure how to read. Students whisper read with a partner on the second reading. As an extension activity, 2nd graders sing "The Wheels on the Bus," or draw a picture of themselves riding a bus.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Guided Reading With Juicy Peach
Students discuss eating and picking peaches and participate in other pre-reading activities before reading the book, Juicy Peach. They read the book independently, but are guided by directive questions from their teacher. A discussion follows, as well as repeated readings for mastery.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Guided Reading with Pran's Week of Adventure
Students participate in pre-reading activities before reading the book, Pran's Week of Adventure. They read the book independently, but are guided by directive questions from their teacher. A discussion follows, as well as repeated readings for mastery.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Guided Reading: Jump Rope
Students blend phonemes to decode words. In this guided reading lesson, students evaluate different comprehension strategies to aid reading. Students make predictions based on picture clues and use patterned sentences to facilitate reading success.
K - 1st Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off To Reading
Students practice reading with fluency by rereading texts to increase their speed. They listen to the teacher model fluent, smooth, and expressive oral reading. They then work in a small group reading orally and self-assessing their progress.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 lesson 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 95 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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: Criteria for Reading Aloud
Third graders develop their reading superpowers in a lesson on fluency. After first listening to an audio recording or teacher read aloud, the class works together identifying criteria for fluent reading, focusing on phrasing, rate, punctuation, and expression.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 175 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed