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Model for young readers how to make the shift from passive to active reading by making text-to-self and text-to-text connections. After a series of activities that provide guided practice, the focus shifts to making text-to-words connections. The scripted plan includes suggested texts, review, and practice exercises.
Fifth graders examine the book "A Jar of Dreams. In this literature lesson, 5th graders are exposed to text to self connections, character exploration, and vocabulary from the book.
Fourth graders experience various literacy activities based on the book,Little House in the Big Woods. In this literacy lesson, 4th graders explore the main characters and develop text to self connections.
Readers examine the book A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla about a girl who undertakes a risky sea-journey to America to find her father in the 1600s. Writing prompts and questions guide character exploration, text-to-self connections, and vocabulary development from the text. Though this resource is designed to accompany the online subscription literacy skills development program Book Punch, you'll still find plenty of group discussion ideas, comprehension questions, and other useful material.
Fourth graders experience various activities based on the book "The Egypt Game". In this literature lesson plan, 4th graders identify main characters, key vocabulary words, and explore text to self connections.
Fourth graders participate in activities based on the text "Frindle". In this literacy-based instructional activity, 4th graders are introduced to character exploration and text to self connections. The students are guided through the text "Frindle".
Third graders participate in various literacy activities based on the text, "Stone Fox". In this literature lesson, 3rd graders discuss the text and explore the character, vocabulary, and text to self connections.
Lead your class through various literacy activities based on the text, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Vocabulary and characters are examined, and kids also make text-to-self connections. While the worksheets referenced in the lesson are only available from Book Punch, vocabulary lists, writing prompts, discussion questions, and reading checks are included in the lesson.
Learners determine how to make connections between the stories they read to their community. In this text connection instructional activity, students take a mental walk through their own community before listening to Lisa Bullard's, My Neighborhood; Places and Faces. They ask questions about the neighborhood connections in the book before applying the technique to independent reading and writing.
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.
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. The lesson wraps up with a whole-class discussion and essay assignment.
You'll love this 13-page comprehension packet that goes with the book James and The Giant Peach. Each page requires learners to think, comprehend, focus on characters, make text-to-self and text-to-world connections, and build vocabulary through context. Each couple of pages directly relates to one to two chapters of the book and can be used to guide reading comprehension throughout the durratoin of the sotry.
In the first lesson of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great photographs depicting different trades in colonial America, during which learners work in small groups to take notes and make inferences about each occupation. Following the slide show, young historians practice their ability to identify the main idea and supporting details of informational text, as the teacher reads aloud a short document about craftspeople in colonial America. An excellent introductory lesson, as young scholars will continue in this unit to become experts on a specific trade in order to better understand life in colonial America. Note that the slide show presentation does require access to the Internet and the ability to project from a computer onto a larger screen.
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!
Fourth graders draw conclusions and make inferences by first seeing the teacher model the behavior and then practicing it on their own.
Fourth graders participate in various literacy activities based on the text, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech. In this literacy lesson plan, 4th graders explore the characters and events in the text. Students demonstrate an understanding by making several connections between text and self.
Learners discuss their personal connections with stories they've read in the past and identify techniques to connect with more stories. They create illustrations, construct task cards, and complete sentence stems based on books they read to develop a more intimate connection with the story. This could apply equally as well to informational text and could even be used in upper level grades.
Reading strategies that realy work. Here is an introduction of six active reading strategies to improve reading comprehension. Super helpful for newer teachers.
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.
Third graders participate in various literacy activities based on the text, Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon." In this Amber Brown lesson plan, 3rd graders create text-to-self connections and identify key story elements.