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With help from a comprehensive resource like this one, you can support learners' facility with nonfiction text using various strategies to increase fluency and comprehension. They analyze social studies and science articles using graphic organizers, and illustrate what they read. They also act out scenes from the stories.
Take the fear out of reading with this series of three lessons from HotWire Magazine about fears and phobias. Each lesson contains pre-reading and post-reading activities aimed at improving learners' reading comprehension skills with the use of several reading strategies. This resource provides detailed instructional support for both teachers and learners. To make use of this resource, you will have to purchase Volume 8 of HotWire Magazine.
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This lesson focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and tariffs. Hand outs, procedure, background information, and a number of web links are all included. A Perfect lesson for remedial or struggling students.
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.
"How important is freedom to you and your family?" The guiding question becomes much more powerful after your class reads and responds to a passage from a historical novel. While reading the passage, they complete a graphic organizer (attached) that helps them to create and assess predictions, formulate new questions, and make inferences. A list of suggested texts to use with this resource is included.
Learners use various reading strategies to increase fluency. In this reading strategies lesson, students read an article about New Year's Resolutions. Learners use read-alouds, choral reading, and buddy reading to increase fluency. Students analyze word similarities and differences and create illustrations of the story.
Students read the March 2008 edition of Click magazine. In this reading comprehension lesson, students employ a variety of reading strategies as they read the articles in the magazine. They examine the human digestive system in one article and write a story about the travels of a cracker through the system. They participate in a read aloud, guided practice, and independent work.
Use this resource to support your class practicing inference with poetry and visual art. The plan calls for an examination of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch and the "Mona Lisa" to promote speculation about artist's intent. From there, it moves through Langston Hughes' "A Dream Deferred," Robert Frost's "Death of the Hired Man," and mostly, Anne Bradstreet's "To My Dear and Loving Husband." A series of questions (aimed at the Bradstreet poem, but adaptable to other works) guide making inferences. Scoring guides are included for the Hughes and Frost poems. A handy addition to a poetry unit.