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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!
An awesome interdisciplinary lesson plan that incorporates informational texts and reading strategies while young scientists learn about dinosaurs and fossils; the only catch is you need the May/June 2010 edition of Click Magazine. Learners read through several passages participating in pre- and post-reading activities, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary review.
Through a guided, non-fiction reading lesson, readers respond to a variety of informational texts and narratives about dirt and animals that dig. Learners match digging animals with their physical traits, write an expository piece about a digging animal, locate facts and opinions within the text, and practice other non-fiction reading strategies. They also perform experiments involving dirt and make pottery using clay.
Students practice post-reading strategies. In this reading comprehension lesson, 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.
Students practice reading comprehension by discussing books with their classmates. In this reading strategies lesson, students discuss ways to enhance their reading comprehension by predicting the story before they read and drawing conclusions after they finish the book. Students complete a graphic organizer about the book Who Was Sacagawea?
Apply reading strategies to boost phonemic awareness. While reading a provided informational text, learners use decoding, vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to strengthen their overall reading ability. Handouts and the reading passage are included, but none of the strategies are well-developed or explained. Use only if experienced in teaching phonics!
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come together as a whole group to answer comprehension questions. While this better addresses the learning objectives for first and second graders, it can be modified for your kindergarten learners.
Providing learners with a solid armory of reading strategies is a good way to help them build better reading comprehension. The teacher will model how to use a questioning checklist to better understand what she is reading. Pupils will then practice this skill through independent reading and guided practice. A questioning checklist, "I Wonder" bookmark, and "I Wonder" statement sheet is included. These are great tools that can be applied to both fiction and non-fiction texts.
Students apply their knowledge in order to read, comprehend, and write about a challenging text concerning a current environmental health issue. They also apply what they have learned about reading strategies to compose an essay in which they carefully outline the mental process of reading and comprehending a text.
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!