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Developing a Definition of Reading through Investigation in Middle School
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- One note card for each student
- Paper, pens
- A variety of texts for analysis and investigation
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
Students use the Profile Publisher to draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves, other real or fictional characters.
- Reading Survey
- Personal Profile: Readerís Profile Directions
- Personal Profile: Sample Readerís Profile
- Defining Reading Hands-on Investigation
- Defining Reading Reflection Sheet
- Compile a large variety of texts. Include picture books, beginning readers, elementary books on different reading levels, textbooks from different grades and subjects (elementary through college level), general fiction and non-fiction, reference books, dictionaries, poetry anthologies, plays, diaries, and professional books. Also include magazines and newspapers as well as technical reading, such as instructions, manuals, and job applications. Print a few Web-based texts such as a home page for a news source, a blog entry, or a Wikipedia entry to round out the collection.
- Make copies of necessary handouts.
- Type and copy the compiled list of student definitions of reading between Sessions One and Two.
- Type and prepare an overhead of the group definitions between Sessions Two and Three.
- Schedule an Internet-connected computer lab for Session Four.
- Test the ReadWriteThink Profile Publisher interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.