Reading Grade Level Texts Independently for a Sustained Time (BUNDLE) (3.5)

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    This is a zipped file containing folders and Power Points. NEW 2017 TEKS.

    Read more about this lesson on my blog.

    This is my all-time favorite lesson to teach my young readers. Are you tired of telling your students to read quietly while you try to pull small groups? Try out this lesson. I usually teach this early on in the semester so that I can set my students up to become successful readers while I focus on pulling small groups. My students truly enjoy the quiet and serene classroom that this lesson creates.

    Here's a peek at what is included in this NO PREP lesson.

    5 Day Power Point Lesson

    - TEKS and ELPS slide that you will read to your students every day

    - (5) I Can Statements that can be printed and hung up

    - I Will slide that pertains to ELPS

    - Essential Question slide that the teacher will reinforce every day with the mini-lessons

    - *NEW* Vocabulary cards - one for each day for your English Learners

    - Stop and Think slides to remind the teacher to use WAIT TIME for students to process the information while enhancing COLLABORATION

    - Mini-Lesson model: I DO, WE DO, YOU DO

    - EDITABLE Student Printables

    Day 1 Mini-Lesson

    I Do, We Do, You Do all focus on the (4) reading guidelines that I created. The You Do consists of a rubric that I created for you to grade your students daily on their reading habits.

    The student will take notes using a book worksheet that can be cut and pasted into their Reader's Notebooks. *EDITABLE*

    Day 2 Mini-Lesson

    I Do, We Do, You Do focus on the acronym DREAM. This acronym shows the students an easy way to choose the right book for them. The same rubric is used from the day before making an easy grade for you by the end of the week.

    The students will take notes using a bookmark with the DREAM acronym that you can cut and laminate so they will be seen over and over again in their books.

    Day 3 Mini-Lesson

    I Do, We Do, You Do focuses on learning how to whisper read and/or read silently. Believe it or not, but YES, your children need practice on how to read silently because we do not surround ourselves with silence anymore. The same rubric is used as the summative assessment.

    Students will complete a 5-minute Quick Write writing to tell you which style of reading is best for them. *EDITABLE*

    Day 4 Mini-Lesson

    The I Do, We Do, You Do will focus on fake reading vs. real reading. You will want to set up this criteria early to instill successful reading within your class. Again, you are grading the rubric while they read.

    Students will take notes in their Reader's Notebooks using the T-chart that I created for them. *EDITABLE*

    Day 5 Mini-Lesson

    I Do, We Do, You Do will show students how to build stamina while they read along with track their reading on a log. The rubric will be finalized today and graded.

    Students have mini stamina recording sheets for them track their time spent reading while you have one that you can place on the board. They will also have a reading log that can be used at home and/or at school. *EDITABLE*

    All of the lessons are thorough PPT slides and you won't believe the time you will save! I included a Lesson Plan for the slides as well as a lesson plan for the student printables that can be used in a Reader's Notebook.

    Resource Packet

    Here is a NO-PREP resource packet that I created to go with my Learning to Read Independently Mini-Lesson. Even if you do not purchase the mini-lesson, I made this general enough for you to use when teaching your students to read independently. It is by far my favorite lesson! Here is what's included in this packet...

    Lesson Plan

    I created a lesson plan showing you how I use each resource. Included in this plan are the Pre-Tests, Anticipatory Sets, and Summative Assessment.


    I usually give tests for a Pre-Tests, but since this is a reading lesson I decided to create a Student Reading Inventory as well as a Parent Reading Inventory. I usually give these out in the fall but they can definitely be used all throughout the year as well as year after year.

    Anticipatory Sets

    Spoons - I am so excited to finally create a "Spoons" game in one of my lessons. I love playing Spoons with my family and I wanted to show my students how to play. There are (8) sets of pictures that you will print off, as well as spoons. Follow the directions on the Anticipatory Set card to see how to play. This is a quick way to introduce your reading lesson and get your kids excited about reading.

    Piggy's Reading Match - Here's another 5 minutes anticipatory set that can be used the following day before you begin your lesson. The students have to read task cards and differentiate between which ones are examples of real reading vs. fake reading. I made the cards EDITABLE for you to have the ability to create more scenarios so that you can use this game all year long.

    Discussion Cards - I make these for every resource packet because I believe in the power of collaboration. Students will draw a card and discuss the answer with a partner. This would make for a great ice-breaker or a beginning of the year activity. EDITABLE

    Summative Assessment

    The summative assessment asks questions that students should know after any independent reading lesson. I created a 12-question test with multiple choice, True/False, and open-ended questions. I also included an ANSWER KEY to make it easy for you to grade.

    If you enjoyed this resource packet, make sure and check out the others I have created.

    Collaborative Group Roles

    Recognizing Central Idea with Supporting Details - Informational Text (BUNDLE)

    Using Text Features to Locate Information - TEKS (BUNDLE)

    Reading and Writing Task Cards

    Inquiry Task Cards

    Collaboration Station Task Cards

    Total Pages
    160 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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