Are you looking to improve student achievement for all learners while at the same time making your job easier and more effective? If so, then this lesson is for you! Reading comprehension is much a result of being able to adeptly make use of our reading strategies. This lesson provides instruction into the strategies of predicting, summarizing, making connections, clarifying, and monitoring comprehension. Sentence frames and visuals are provided to engage the students and assist English language learners or students with special needs to access the curriculum through scaffolding. The slides are paginated to accompany the Open Court Reading 2000 series, but can be adapted to fit your needs. So, what's the wait? Plan ahead and make this year great! If you like this lesson, or your school has adopted Open Court, be sure to check my other lessons for both third and fourth grades. Everything you would need to teach this program is available upon request. Be sure to download the free preview to get a better idea of the look and feel of the lesson. Thank you for your time.