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Building Reading Comprehension Through Think-Alouds

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky


International Literacy Association


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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1

Langston Hughes was born in 1902.

Students examine the poem "Dreams" and identify metaphors in each sentence. Groups of students then compose poems with metaphors for dreams.




Using Think-Alouds to Get Inside Langston Hughes' Head

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