The main purpose of this lesson is Improve fluency (the ability to read smoothly), Increase vocabulary (both academic and other words), Practice Reciprocal Teaching (predicting, clarifying, questioning, and summarizing). Students will be given sentences and another sheet and students will decide which is a Simple or Compound sentence. Each Consult 4 Kids lesson plan is identified by grade level, lesson focus, and title. Materials you will need are listed—you will notice that we have tried to reduce the amount of paper and/or copies that you will need. The lesson itself has an opening (state the objective of the lesson and check to see what students already know), the lesson content (instruction/ demonstration, student practice, and taking advantage of “teaching moments); and the closing (review, debrief and reflections).