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  • 3D View of Dante's Inferno - After reading Dante's Inferno, students will be encouraged to make a model that represents what the author describes as the "nine circles of hell". It will be an interesting collaborative effort.
  • Act It Out - The poetry of Shel Silverstein is funny, quirky and whimsical. Students will enjoy putting his words into action!
  1. A Story in Sequence - Remembering the order in which events happen is a large part of any story. In the following lesson, students will be challenged to make pictures that show the events of their own stories.
  2. Another Visit for Gulliver - The student will be able to compare the places that Gulliver visited and create a new people for him to visit.
  3. Book Response - The students will write their own personal responses to the book they have been reading as a class.
  4. Character Shirts - "Who am I?" A person is more than just their name. What personality traits make a character? This lesson will help students draw as much information as they can from the characters in a story.
  5. Chicken Soup with Rice - "I told you once, I told you twice, all seasons of the year are nice for eating Chicken Soup with Rice." Kids love poetry, and they will enjoy learning the poems in this book throughout the year.
  6. Clouds of Main Ideas - When it rains, it pours! Once students get the hang of the following activity, the ideas and details about the story will flow like water.
  7. Comprehending Informational Text - Students will recognize and appreciate exposition, persuasion, and narration as literary genres.
  8. Comprehension of Dialogue -Students will be comprehend an oral reading and respond to questions following the reading.
  9. Debate: Which is Better : A Book or a Movie? - The student will be able to debate whether a story is better told as a book or a movie.
  10. Drop Everything And Read - Students will identify the main ideas and relevant details in a passage.
  11. Encouraging Student Reading and Literacy- An outstanding video!
  12. Fact or Fiction: Figuring Out Historical Fiction - Historical fiction often blurs the line between what is fact and what is fiction. In this lesson, students will learn how to recognize which is which through critical thinking and research.
  13. Guided Reading Strategy - Students will read from a leveled title and record thinking on a thinkmark to demonstrate monitoring their thinking.
  14. Independent and Shared Reading - Students will recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylish elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  15. Making a Class Book - Students will cherish the memories of their school days for years to come, after this class project!
  16. Making Connections and Drawing Insight - Lesson is designed to help students use their visualization skills in order to make connections and draw insights, which will help them to understand the characters.
  17. Officer Buckle and Gloria - By reading colorful language that involves the senses (sight, sound, smell), the students will gain an understanding of how an author might engage the reader.
  18. Old Fashioned Radio Program - This lesson allows students to work together to create a program by only using sounds and their limitless imagination and creativity.
  19. Point of View - This lesson will challenge students to look at a story from multiple points of view and compare the differences.
  20. Practicing Skimming - Skimming can be very useful when you want to quickly find information in a large document. This technique will be one that students will want to master for use in future research assignments.
  21. Reading & Understanding a Story - Students should be able to read and understand the story through a "Vocal Reading".
  22. Reading a Menu - Be able to read, understand, and interpret a restaurant menu.
  23. Reading and Using Word Study Strategies - The student will demonstrate understanding of appropriate communication skills by taking turns in conversation and sustaining the conversation appropriately for the environment.
  24. Reading and Recall - Reading and recall of an event in the story.
  25. Reading on the Web - Students will be able to evaluate the credibility of a web site for truth in information and legitimacy of information.
  26. Reading Strategies - Help students develop a new way to read and develop critical thinking skills.
  27. Reading Vocabulary - The student will be able to use the reading vocabulary definitions to write a sentence using each word correctly.
  28. Reading with Blend Concepts - The students are expected to blend 2-4 phonemes using words identified in the text.
  29. Reading with The Help of Context Clues - To strengthen decoding skills using or relating words which mean the same.
  30. Relevance of Setting - Students read Marigolds.
  31. Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 1 and 2 - Apply a variety of reading strategies by completing a journal entry after reading a selection independently.
  32. Shakespeare Said What? - The zany romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, can be difficult to follow. Students will be putting a modern twist on an already twisted play that was written and performed in the 1600's.
  33. Summer Reading Lists Program - We review books for Kindergarten to High School.
  34. Sight Word Bingo - The student will be able to match words written on the Bingo sheet with words shown by the teacher.
  35. Sight Word Go Fish - Don't see any sight words? Go FISH! The following lesson will play a big part in developing students' visual and language skills by helping them memorize sight words.
  36. Take 10 Reading - To help students understand how to respond critically to the information provided in the text.
  37. Understanding Idioms - This lesson will have students "chomping at the bit" to learn more about idioms!
  38. Urban Legends Online - How many times have we forwarded an email about one story or another without checking to see if it was true? After all, it was sent to us by someone we know and trust, so it couldn't be a hoax, right? This lesson will give students some tips on how to determine the difference between fact and fiction the next time they log-on the Internet.
  39. What and Why We Read? - Given classroom instruction the student(s) will improve on practical and functional reading skills through discussion, explanation and interpretation with guidance and support from the teacher.
  40. What is in the Paper - The student will be able to read an article and list the main ideas.
  41. When They Were Young - Have your students ever wondered why certain story characters act the way they do? This lesson will help them figure that out, as students put themselves in the characters shoes.

Reading Lesson Plans From Other Web Sites

  1. All About Me - the teacher- Establishing rapport with children, getting to know the teacher, providing a class book.
  2. Short story framework- For planning short stories.
  3. Symbolic Borders- Symbolic Borders are a quick yet efficient way to check students' comprehension of text. They are particularly effective for students who have difficulties expressing themselves verbally.