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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Guided Comprehension: Knowing How Words Work Using Semantic Feature Analysis
|Grades||3 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 60-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- Three instructional-level texts (see Aesop’s Fables for an online collection of fables)
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Semantic Feature Analysis Chart for The Rough-Face Girl
- Summary Sheet: Student-Facilitated Comprehension Routines
- Scholastic: Folktales
- Folktales Around the World
- Scholastic: Myths from Around the World
- ReadingQuest.org: Semantic Feature Analysis
|1.||Access ReadingQuest.org: Semantic Feature Analysis to familiarize yourself with semantic feature analysis. Another recommended resource is the book Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 3–8 by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen.
|2.||Using a classroom computer and a projection screen, visit the Scholastic: Folktales website to test the audio ability on your computer. Make sure that you can play the online story The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin so that students will be able to hear it in class.
|3.||Copy the Semantic Feature Analysis Chart for The Rough-Face Girl onto a transparency or recreate it on chart paper.
|4.||Select a myth from the website Scholastic: Myths from Around the World or a print resource in your classroom to use during Stage 1.
|5.||Gather three instructional-level texts that match the needs of three levels of reading in your class (see Aesop's Fables for an online collection of fables).|