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230 resources with the concept independent reading

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Listen to the Pin Drop

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice reading silently. The class discusses the benefits of reading silently and several methods for reading silently, including cross checking and chunking. Working in groups, they silently read a leveled text and discuss...
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Shh!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore how to read silently to help them read fluently. They discuss why it is important to read silently. Students read "Jane and Babe" as the teacher models how to read quietly and then silently. They write a story describing...
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Let's Be Silent Readers!

For Teachers 1st
First graders select a book from the classroom library and return to their seats using the "two finger test" to make sure it is one that they can actually read. They review the cross check method for decoding a word that is hard to read...
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Shush, Please!!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars practice reading silently in this lesson. They discuss the importance of being able to read silently, and review strategies to help them when they come upon an unknown word. The teacher models reading silently, and the...
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Reading in My Head - Growing Independence and Fluency

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the advantages to being able to read silently. Students discuss how reading speed and comprehension improves when they are able to read silently. They choose independent reading books and practice reading silently.
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I Can Read On My Own

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students walk through the process of successful independent reading. They first choose a book from the library that is consistent with their reading level and interests. Students commit a certain amount of class/home time each day to...
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Reading is Fun

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore the benefits and joys of reading. They review the reading comprehension strategy cross-checking. They then are introduced to the library and are encouraged to check out an independent book they would independently...
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A Monkey Reads With Expression. What About You?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars review how to break an unknown word apart, sound out the parts and read the word. They read sentences using appropriate expressions of excitement, surprise, fear or sadness. They take turns reading aloud with a partner.
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Read, Read, Read !

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students perform repeated readings of the same text to increase their reading fluency and expression. They practice reading sentences from the board aloud to practice fluency. They read "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" as a class.
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Summing It All Up

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore reading comprehension and how to summarize an article using a web. They explore the six steps of summarization. Students read "The World's Smallest Bird". They review how to read a text silently and then they discuss the...
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Silence: A Key to Successful Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore silent reading. They discuss how to choose their own reading materials and how to tell if a book is right for them. Students read a book silently to themselves for ten minutes. They write a message about what they...
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Read it in Your Head

For Teachers 1st
First graders observe as the teacher reads a sentence from a book in a whisper tone and then without making a sound but moving her lips. They then find a book that they would like to read and practice silent reading. Small groups then...
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LETS BE LOUD.... now lets be silent

For Teachers 1st - 5th
To increase reading comprehension and speed, students must learn to read silently. In this lesson students will learn the tools they need to master in order to read silently. They will read decodable books. Students will also be asked...
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Reading Logs - Practice Creates Efficiency

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students examine how to identify the main idea and supporting details of a reading selection. They keep a reading log of what they read each day, reviewing their reading selections with the class.