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First graders decode words as they construct meaning. In this "Bailey's Book House" reading lesson plan, 1st graders create, read, and comprehend a selection of literature through the use of the computer software.
Students enhance their literary skills through phonemic awareness. In this reading development lesson, students read several storybooks and analyze the phonetics, vocabulary, and overall story. The students then rewrite what they have heard and act out the story in a skit.
Reading comprehension is a cyclical process that can be supported with lesson plans that build students' knowledge and cognition.
Learn the basics behind teaching reading fluency. With descriptions of both direct and indirect fluency instruction and practice, this article also includes a few lessons teachers can put to use in their classroom today. 
Guided reading lessons can help students learn important strategies and appeciate literature.
Shared reading is a way to bond together as a family and learn key literature concepts. Great for parents or teachers who want to bring the shared reading experience into the home or classroom. The article offers several tips on what you can do to make shared reading a real experience. Includes five lesson links.
The right reading worksheets can enhance the curriculum.
There are many activities and lesson ideas that teachers can use to reinforce reading fluency skills. This article brings a variety of strategies to light, including how to incorporate fluency instruction within novel units and independent book projects. Four additional lesson plans are also included.
Here are activities to make reading fun!
Teachers can generate excitement about required reading by engaging in pre-reading activities.
You can promote the love of reading with creative projects.
You can get students to enjoy reading if you allow them to be more involved in the book selection process.
Cultivate a passion for literature with fun, easy to incorporate reading activities.
Promote independent reading by hosting a book tasting in your classroom where kids can sample new books and hear your personal recommendations.
Organize and host a classroom reading tournament inspired by March Madness.
You can make your reading units more successful by adding a few simple additions.
In this reading worksheet, 3rd graders read 1/2 page to 1 page passages and answer multiple choice questions about them. Students read 7 passages and answer 25 questions.
Here’s a reading strategy that can be used with any text. Class members examine portions of a novel, and make predictions about the theme or subject matter of the book. Although designed for Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newbery Medal winning children’s novel, Bud, Not Buddy, the strategy could be used with any narrative.
Learning how to deliver good literacy instruction is key to becoming a successful teacher. This resource isn't so much a lesson plan as it is a guide to leading children in an interactive read-aloud session to increase fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking. Dialogue, guiding questions, and teaching how-to's are clearly outlined throughout the resource. If you are subbing or just entering the classroom, the lesson plan ideas provided here will be a big help. Note: Many of the ideas link to Ellis Island and immigration, so these ideas are also cross-curricular. 
Vladek's attitudes are difficult for many young learners to understand. Prepare your class for the events represented in Art Speigelman's graphic novel with a pre-reading activity that has them read articles about and interviews with other Holocaust survivors. Directions for the jigsaw activity, as well as links to the interviews, are included in the richly detailed plan.