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Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 45-minute sessions
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Claudia Moberly

Claudia Moberly

Middleton, Alabama


International Literacy Association


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Wesley Ford

December 16, 2011


Thank you for your comment. We at ReaWriteThink.org evaluate our content based on the strategies and learning of the lesson. The controversy around Paul Goble's books does not having bear on whether the instructional plan of the lesson is sound. We recommend all teachers preview and decide what materials they wish to use within their classroom, just as you have done.

We appreciate you sharing your experiences on the site, and we are glad you were able to make use of this lesson even if you decided to use different material.

Wes Ford
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November 13, 2011

I was looking at this lesson plan for my multi-age class. When I looked up the author Paul Goble I realized that he wrote Lakota stories. Knowing that I have to be cautious when choosing stories about native people, I looked up reviews on his books. Do you know that he is not native himself? That it is recommended by some Lakota people that his books be removed from classrooms and libraries? I wasn't sure if you knew about this, but I wanted to pass the information on. I like the lesson and will use it, in an adapted version with a different author, in my classroom. Thank you for sharing it!



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