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Reading Strategies for Decoding Tricky Words
Help primary school pupils learn valuable reading strategies. As they choral read a poster or big book, they predict covered words and learn various reading strategies for figuring out an unknown word. This will help them gain an understanding of the alphabetic principle of associating sounds with letters in order to decode tricky words. Strategies taught include: using context, rereading, using pictures, and chunking. This could benefit your English language learners, too!
Linked Text Set: Pre-Reading Strategy. Fever 1793
The historical background for Fever 1793 is the focus of a pre-reading strategy that has class groups rotate through a series of stations stocked with photographs, articles, and other texts that describe the Yellow Fever outbreak of 1793. The richly detailed plan includes resource lists and assessment suggestions.
Poetry Connection: After Reading Strategy for Fever 1793
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same. . .” After concluding Fever 1793 class members engage in a reading strategy that asks them to connect their thoughts about the self-reliance theme in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If.” Step-by-step directions for the fishbowl discussion and discussion questions are included.
We Play Music
Do you like music? Have your youngsters read We Play Music, practicing select reading strategies, like using picture clues to determine new words. Then, after their first independent read, have them re-read the story to a partner, building their reading fluency. Several cross-curricular activities are included!
Students develop reading strategies: inferring meaning from context. They work together in order to negotiate the meaning of the various vocabulary items. Students predict the personality of the main character in each of the books.
The Road Taken: Lesson 11
Sixth graders work on the reading strategy Jigsaw. In this literacy lesson plan, 6th graders read stories about life, death, and immortality and fill out graphic organizers. They answer questions about the stories they read.
Cold Sassy Tree: Herber Readiness
Here’s a pre-reading strategy that asks groups to brainstorm related terms for a series of words central to Cold Sassy Tree. An anticipation guide is also included for Olive Ann Burns’ novel.
Reading Strategies: Those Darned Examinations
Eleventh graders demonstrate how to study for exams using Reciprocal Teaching technique. They apply new reading strategies when studying for an exam. They demonstrate a variety fo strategies before, during, and after reading to increase comprehension.
Students define the term "meta-cognitive" and explain its significance to reading strategy. They speak aloud the thoughts that pass through their minds as they are reading and write down thoughts that come to their minds while reading.
Students review the task sheet and information on SQ3R reading strategy. They choose a text for reading then apply SQ3R to the text to preview and ask questions about the content, organizational structure and author's prupose for writing.
Second graders read a book entitled "Jump Rope." They predict what may happen in the story. Students explore reading strategies for decoding unknown words. They observe text features of the book. Cross-curricular activities are provided.
Reading Strategies: Main Idea
Identify the main idea and the supporting details of a story in a literacy resource from Discovery Education. Complete with procedures, vocabulary, and assessment activities, this is a great way for pupils to practice their outlining skills. A DVD is available from the main site to guide you through each step.
Biographies: Reading Strategies and Sequencing
Middle schoolers study the text structure of a biography with this worksheet. They practice comprehension strategies through reading breaks and discussion, and apply comprehension in group work. Use this lesson to compare and contrast the text structure of a biography and another written work.
Poetry Introduction: Reading Strategy and Response
Fifth graders analyze a poem. In this poetry analysis lesson 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.
Clearmont Lesson Plan 2; Reading Strategies
Fifth graders review vocabulary words that they have previously learned and practice reading strategies that build their comprehension. In this reading strategies lesson, 5th graders read material regarding the Summer Olympics and complete a Venn Diagram where they compare and contrast related information. Students then build background knowledge by answering specific questions and by making predictions.
Using Sequencing As A Reading Strategy
Sequencing is an important reading strategy students can use to unlock the meaning of a text.
Students practice post-reading strategies. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students review pre-reading strategies, then read a handout entitled "Thirteen Reasons Our Ancestors Migrated." Students complete a post-reading worksheet in which they practice "question to clarify" strategies.
Matthew Henson At The Top Of The World
Sixth graders participate in a discussion of the reading. They identify key people and events in the selection and understand the Six Reading Strategies. They understand the importance of using the reading strategies while reading to become a more effective reader.
Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide"
Prove that Gertrude did kill Ophelia from practicing the word inflections activities with these pre-reading strategies for Hamlet. Thespians practice the line, “Is that your sandwich?” as they stress and accent different words, and discuss the effects on the sentence. Included is a great YouTube video, group worksheet, and important lines from the play to analyze. Now, watch the play and see what the critics have been missing all along.
Seventh graders examine and apply seven reading strategies. Each day for seven days, 7th graders discuss and apply a different reading strategy, analyzing with a partner how they used the new strategy.