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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Developing Reading Plans to Support Independent Reading
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Level-appropriate texts from a variety of genres, booklists, and similar resources
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.
- Gather books from a variety of genres and topics, booklists, and any available artifacts promoting books. The booklists at Teens: Books and More from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Teen Read Week provide a good starting point.
- If students have completed book reports that can be shared, gather these resources as well, for students to use as suggestions for future reading.
- Make copies or an overhead transparency of the Reading Plan Chart.
- If desired, complete the ReadWriteThink lesson Developing a Definition of Reading through Investigation in Middle School to broaden the range of materials students’ can choose for their reading plans.
- Test the Graphic Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.