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Applying Decoding, Vocabulary, and During Reading Strategies
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!
Self-Monitoring Strategies and Vocabulary Games
Middle and high schoolers identify how to discover a word's meaning by exploring context clues and any pictures, diagrams, photographs, and charts that might be included. They continue this process with other examples and locate one on their own. They finish by writing their own think-aloud on paper to share with the class.
Pairing Picture Books with Edith Hamilton's Mythology
As a before reading strategy, class members select a tale from mythology, examine several picture book versions of the myth, and fill out part of a Venn diagram with observations about the hero in particular and the myth in general.They then read Hamilton's more complex version and complete the other half of their diagram. A list of picture books and a template for the Venn diagram are included.
Heart of Darkness: List Group Label Strategy
Heart of Darkness can challenge even the best readers. Here's a pre-reading strategy that will engage class members and provide background and context for Conrad's study of racism, savagery and imperialism. Class members brainstorm, list, sort, and group vocabulary they associate with "Africans." Readers revise the posted charts as they progress through the text and expand their knowledge and understanding.
Self-Monitoring Strategies and Vocabulary Games
Teachers model self-monitering strategies for their high schoolers. They participate in games and artwork that help them increase their vocabulary. They also complete a crossword puzzle.
Two Greedy Bears
Improving listening comprehension skills is the goal of this language arts lesson. Young readers listen to the story Two Greedy Bears, stopping to have discussions with a partner. They predict outcomes and make inferences based on teacher prompts. Awesome lesson!
What Do You See at the Pond?
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.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Guide your class on an adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with this Hampton-Brown outline. It provides educators with a guide to increase reading comprehension, critical thinking, literary analysis, and reading strategies. This guideline includes a story map example, questions, and more! What a fantastic resource!
Implementing Reader's Workshop in the Primary Classroom
Basic guidelines and lesson ideas for introducing this reading strategy.
Following Muddy's Trail
Students view the AMERICAN MASTERS film "Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied" and research him using the Guided Reading strategy. They examine the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. They also focus their research on the Great Migration from the 1920s to the 1970s as they create a travel package for history buffs and Blues music enthusiasts.
You Are What You Eat: Lessons from Alice Waters
Learners view the AMERICAN MASTERS episode titled ALICE WATERS AND HER DELICIOUS REVOLUTION. They examine their own eating habits and determine how they can eat food that is both healthier and tastier. Through Guided Reading strategies, they use their findings to develop a proposal to the principal about improving the quality of food in the school.
Jigsaw Reading Keeps Readers Accountable
Utilize the jigsaw reading strategy to keep pupils accountable and encourage cooperative learning.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Before You Read the Book
"List reading strategies you have learned that will help you start (and finish) reading a class novel." "What do you like knowing about a novel before you read it?" Although labeled for Of Mice and Men, the prompts included on this worksheet could be used as a pre-reading strategy for any novel.
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend
First graders read Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend and search for root words. In this Henry and Mudge lesson, 1st graders read for comprehension. Students look for words with suffixes -ed and -ing. Students separate the root from the ending. Students write a summary of the story.
Using Part To Whole
Learners engage in a math lesson that is concerned with developing problem solving skills. They emphasize the cognitive reasoning of seeing parts as pieces to a whole. Writing is integrated into a cross-curricular study of math.
Gathering Data to Problem Solve
Students, while using reading and writing strategies (subheads, prediction, skim, details, drawing inferences, etc,), solve math problems that involve gathering and representing data (addition, subtraction, multiplication). They practice problem solving.
Antonyms, synonyms and homophones
Shed light on what antonyms, synonyms, and homophones are. In this lesson, upper elementary schoolers create pairs using an antonym, a homophone, and/or a synonym. Then they play an antonym matching game.
Tomas and the Library Lady
Learners practice read aloud comprehension strategies. In this literacy comprehension lesson, students listen to Tomas and the Library Lady, stopping to discuss with a partner aspects of the story suggested by the teacher. Learners make inferences, share connections, and sequence story events using the same text.
Getting a Driver's License
Students practice study strategies for the Ohio driver license test. In this driver's license lesson, students read the Vehicle Laws booklet and highlight important information. They create questions that might be on the test.
Sharing Your Vacation-Send a Postcard!
Students demonstrate how to write about travel experiences. In this narrative writing lesson, students discuss what the purpose of postcards are and any personal experiences they have had with writing a postcard. Students observe the instructor write a model postcard and decide on a city from which to write a mock postcard.