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This two-day lesson plan follows the gradual-release model and includes bellwork ideas, reading tasks, and answer keys. It is a follow-up to my lessons on introducing visualization and inference and comes before my lesson on schema.
First, you introduce and model the reading strategy, using a FexEx commercial and one anchor texts (Ellen Hopkins' "Crank"). Second, students practice the strategy by collaborating in small groups with a second anchor text, the song lyrics to the Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl."
The fictional text and song lyrics include directions for formulating questions as we read, higher-level questions, and review of visualization and inference. The lesson also includes the THINK-PAIR-SQUARE strategy for collaboration. Students need to have been introduced to visualization and inference before using this lesson plan.
This lesson not only helps your students practice the questioning strategy and reinforces visualization and inference, but it is also a great way to promote high-interest novels.