Reading Comprehension Strategies Lesson Plans Reading Workshop 3rd 4th 5th Grade

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Increase students' reading comprehension with fun and engaging strategy anchor lessons they will apply throughout the year! This is a sampler of this comprehensive series that focuses on good reader strategies / habits, questioning, visualization, and fluency practice. This four-part lesson series includes detailed lesson plans, activities, templates, links to enhance the lesson, and photos of anchor charts and completed interactive notebook activities to guide your instruction.

~ This series “Seed Lessons for Growing Thoughtful Readers” keeps growing as I fine-tune and add lessons conducive to cultivating a classroom of thoughtful readers. These lessons are comprehensive and applicable for any classroom 3rd-6th. Each lesson is designed to launch good reading practices that lay the ground work for active reading.

This bundle save you 25% Off four lessons. Here’s what you get in this bundle:

What Good Readers Do

This ready-to-go lesson is designed to launch good reading practices and assist in cultivating thoughtful readers. In this lesson, students define strategies used to strengthen accuracy, fluency and comprehension, and at the same time, dispel the misconceptions they might have. This lesson also includes an interactive notebook activity and concept sort that can be done as a center activity.

This detailed lesson plan includes the following:

• I can statement (for CCRA.R.10)

• An essential question to start the lesson

• Suggested read-aloud title: Wolf! By Becky Bloom, with teaching tips

• Gradual release format: I do, we do, you do..

• Formative assessment

• Interactive notebook template for this lesson: What Good Readers Do

• Photos of examples taken during the implementation of this lesson to guide your instruction throughout: charting of student responses, revisits of the chart, and interactive notebook content

• Center activity: Accuracy, fluency, comprehension concept sort-- Students sort strategies according to which component of reading they help strengthen. (Answer key also provided)

Note: This lesson spans about 60-70 minutes, therefore may take more than one day. The interactive notebook notes can be revisited throughout the year to add new strategies/practices for each component as they are taught, as well as to help set individual reading goals.

What Fluent Readers Do

This engaging ready-to-go lesson is designed to assist launching good reading fluency practices and cultivate thoughtful readers. In this lesson, students determine what fluent readers do or look like, and at the same time, dispel the misconceptions they might have. This lesson uses a fun poem for modeling and practicing fluency strategies, and includes materials for students to create their own fluency folder where they can keep poems and passages specifically selected throughout the year for the purpose of practicing fluency.

This detailed lesson plan includes the following:

• I can statement (for CCSS.ELA-Literacy RF.3.4, 4.4 & 5.4)

• An essential question to start the lesson

• Suggested read-aloud title: The Crocodiles Tooth, a poem by Shel Silverstein

• Gradual release format: I do, we do, you do..

• Formative assessment

• Fluency folder template & practice tips (What Fluent Readers Do), used to create students’ fluency folders

• Photos of examples taken during the implementation of this lesson to guide your instruction throughout: charting of student responses, revisits of the chart, poem

highlighting, and the construction of fluency folder

Note: This lesson spans approximately 45-60 minutes, therefore may take more than one day of whole group instructional time. The fluency folders will be used throughout the year to house poems and passages students can continue to practice during fluency center. Fluency notes can be kept in this folder as well and be revisited throughout the year to help set individual reading fluency goals.

Good Readers Ask THICK Questions

This ready-to-go comprehensive lesson is designed to assist launching good questioning practices and cultivate thoughtful readers. In this lesson, students determine the difference between thin and thick questions and explain the importance of deeper questioning when comprehending a text.

This detailed lesson plan includes the following:

• I can statement (for CCSS 3.1, 4.1, 5.1)

• An essential question to start the lesson

• Gradual release format: I do, we do, you do..

• Formative assessment (Post=its ready to go)

• Interactive reader’s notebook template for the two types of questions

• Ready-to-print question prompts

• Thin & Thick Question Sort with answer key

• Photos of examples taken during the implementation of this lesson to guide your instruction

Good Readers Visualize

This lesson is designed to introduce visualization as a strategy good readers use. In this engaging lesson, students use details from the text to visualize in their mind’s eye the scene in the story and draw a picture based on these details.

This detailed lesson plan includes the following:

• I can statement (for CCRA.R.10)

• An essential question to start the lesson

• Suggested read-aloud title: The Salamander Room, by Anne Mazer

• Gradual release format: I do, we do, you do…

• Formative assessment

• Visualization printables: one specific to anchor activity, one to be used with any story

• Photo examples of student work

I wholeheartedly love teaching these lessons for establishing the use of good reading strategies and practices in the classroom.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Meraki wrote- "NOTHING else like this on TPT to introduce students in a fun yet explicit way to exactly how good readers approach texts. DO NOT hesitate to buy this..."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Jill N. wrote- "This was an excellent way to help my students understand the reading strategies."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Sandra F. wrote- "I have used this to help my students ask better and deeper questions. They loved it and more importantly, understood the difference between thick and thin questions."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Elizabeth W. wrote- "LOVED using this with my third graders in their reading notebooks. We referred back to it so many times throughout the school year!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Jenifer S. wrote- "This is a fantastic resource! I especially love the lesson plans and the interactive notebook activities. I plan to purchase more of these types of products from you."

Other Tools for Reading Comprehension:

RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~ Finding the Theme & Message in Literature

RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~ Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective

RL2.3~ Describing Character Response to Events & Challenges

RL3.3~ Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives

RL4.3~ Describing Characters, Settings, & Events in Literature

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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