Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Contribute to ReadWriteThink

ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

More

 

Professional Development

Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.

More

 

Reading & Language Arts Community

Did You Know?

Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More more

HomeClassroom ResourcesLesson Plans

Lesson Plan

Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 
Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Violeta L. Katsikis

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Printouts

Professional Library

 

STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 

back to top

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1

Take part in the African American Read-In!

Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 7

Sherman Alexie was born in 1966.

Students imagine they have been asked to participate in a museum exhibit, take photos/videos of a significant location, and write or record reflections. Students can also create an exhibit from something they have read.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 8

Today is National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.

 

back to top

 

PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Connection Stems

Connection Stems give students the language (and a reminder) to support their understanding by tying new learning to what they know about themselves and their world.

 

back to top

 

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Comprehension

This article presents a model of comprehension to support classroom teachers as they engage their students in making meaning from text.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Conversation: The Comprehension Connection

Conversation provides opportunities for students to practice and use cognitive strategies, and is critical for developing comprehension.

 

back to top