Lesson Plan for Scaffolding Complex Texts

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Enhance a class read-aloud of the children's story Hi! Fly Guy with this reading comprehension lesson. Children first listen as the teacher reads the story, stopping along the way to discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. The book is then re-read as the instructor models his or her thought process, demonstrating how to visualize, ask questions, and make predictions about the text. Finally, children work in pairs to answer basic comprehension questions and summarize the story. A simple, yet effective approach to instilling basic reading comprehension skills in primary grade students.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Lesson is adaptable to a read-aloud of any children's literature
  • Lesson concludes with an informal self-assessment of student learning
  • Offers ideas for differentiating the lesson based on reading level
Cons

  • Teacher must establish clear expectations for students when working in pairs
  • Requires the explicit explanations of the different reading comprehension strategies modeled in the lesson
Common Core