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Fiction Reading Skills Lessons

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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86 pages
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  1. Full lesson plans for EVERY common core 3rd grade literature, informational, and language standard. All of the lessons are hands-on, real life related, and engaging your students. These lessons are meant to teach the terminology and how the reading skill works in their real life. These lessons are i
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Full lesson plans for EVERY common core literacy standard. All of the lessons are hands-on, real life related, and engaging your students. These lessons are meant to teach the terminology and how the reading skill works in their real life. These lessons are introduction lessons that you teach before you start applying the skill to a text.

These lessons are based on third grade literature standards (CCSS.ELA.RL-LITERACY 3.1-3.9), but can easily be used and adapted for second and fourth grade

Why will these lessons help your students grow?

Engagement- These lessons are fun and hands-on. They allow the students to experience the reading ideas in a real life context. They let children understand the terms and how they can relate it to reading. They will LOVE them!

Rigor- These lessons make students think out of the box. They have to engage in really understanding what they are doing.

Low Prep- These lessons have minimal prep involved and there are only a few lessons where you would need to get outside materials.

Memorable- These lesson are memorable. Your students will say these were their favorite lessons all year. Also, when you want to remind them what inferencing is you just say "think about the investigation"! This will happen with all the skills!

What’s Included?

The lessons are the following:

1. Inferencing Investigation

2. Main Idea & Detail Cooking

3. Cause & Effect Chain

4. Central Message Pictures

5. Character Trait Skit

6. Character Trait Profile

7. Nonliteral vs. Literal Acting

8. Summarizing Clue

9. Chapter Building Sequencing

10. Author's Purpose Cards

11. Author's Purpose Doctor

12. Point of View Pictures

13. Point of View Bootcamp

14. Illustration Flash Sentences

15. Illustration Pictures

16. Theme Baseball Coach

17. Setting Walk

18. Problem & Solution Match

19. Problem & Solution Research

20. Compare & Contrast Scenes

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I really wanted my students to understand what things like "point of view" meant. I wanted them to be able to remember what it meant and how it applied to not only what they are reading, but their life outside a text. I also wanted a tangible memory or experience that I could attach to the skill. This is how these lessons were born. Now my students really understand the term and remember it all year long! I hope yours can too!

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The Friendly Teacher

Total Pages
86 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


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