Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans for K-1 {Unit1:Setting a Purpose for Reading}

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Reading strategy lesson plans, posters, graphic organizers, and materials for your Kindergarten or first grade students!


This unit is designed to teach students foundational reading (and listening) comprehension skills. The lessons use real literature, and you can select books from a list of many different suggestions.

Through minilessons that gradually release responsibility, your students will learn to:

- Set a purpose for reading

- Answer questions by giving EVIDENCE from the text

- Turn and talk to a partner to share their ideas about text

- Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction texts

- Identify and name the parts of a book

- Identify the roles of the author and illustrator/photographer

This unit contains:

- 11 clear minilessons that will last for about 3 weeks

- Printable posters and visual aids

- Graphic organizers to go with the lesson plans

- Tips for setting up the reading workshop and conferring with students

- Planning and organization templates

- Common Core alignment and clear goals

- Checklists and rubrics

- Differentiation materials for Kindergarten and first grade

- Real photographs of sample anchor charts

- List of suggested texts for use with the unit (you can use the books you already have in your classroom - the lessons do not require that you use one specific text)

The unit is great for the beginning of the school year or anytime your students need to review foundational reading / listening comprehension skills.

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By: Learning At The Primary Pond with Ms. Lilypad

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43 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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