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Choosing the Right Book: Strategies for Beginning Readers

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Choosing the Right Book: Strategies for Beginning Readers

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Five 20- to 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Julie Burchstead

Sandy, Oregon

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Picture Understanding! Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades With Picture Books

Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 1

May is Get Caught Reading Month!

Students celebrate Get Caught Reading Month by doing a reading-related service project such as planning an intergenerational reading day or organizing a book drive.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 1

Find favorite book picks in the Children's Choices.

Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a "Top Picks" class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using the Think-Pair-Share Technique

In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and classroom topics to encourage a high degree of classroom participation and assist students in developing a conceptual understanding of a topic through the use of the Think-Pair-Share technique.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Supporting Students As They Read Independently

This guide includes basic theory and practice for supporting students reading independently, which is the last instructional context along the gradual release of responsibility.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Strategy Guide

Using Paired Reading to Increase Fluency and Peer Cooperation

In this strategy, students read aloud to each other, pairing more fluent readers with less fluent readers. This strategy can also be used to pair older students with younger students to create “reading buddies.”

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Book Selection for Independent Reading

Using the instructional tool BOOKMATCH, this article provides book-selection strategies for students' independent reading.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book

BOOKMATCH: How to Scaffold Student Book Selection for Independent Reading

Empower students through choice and independence using the BOOKMATCH strategy, showing them how to select "just right" books.

 

Grades   2 – 7  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading

This book provides information on the benefits of independent reading, how to set up a classroom library, and ways to actively engage students in independent reading.

 

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