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Guided Comprehension: Making Connections Using a Double-Entry Journal

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Guided Comprehension: Making Connections Using a Double-Entry Journal

Grades 4 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Printouts

Strategy Guides

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Critical Perspectives: Reading and Writing About Slavery

Students critically explore the moral issue of slavery through reading fiction and nonfiction children's literature about the Underground Railroad, and they extend their understanding through creative writing projects.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Boars and Baseball: Making Connections

In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of previewing.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Knowing How Words Work Using Semantic Feature Analysis

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of knowing how words work.

 

Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of monitoring.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 27

In 1902, John Steinbeck was born.

Students brainstorm a list of the ills of society, research a topic of their choosing, and then prepare an annotated bibliography of texts that address the topic.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 31

César Chávez was born on this day in 1927.

Students work in small groups to research a civil rights leader and do a creative writing piece, followed by a short story, with their group.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Double-Entry Journal

This printout helps students record ideas and situations from texts in one column, and their reactions in the second, thus making a connection between the text and themselves, another text, or the world.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Connection Web

Students use this printout to expand on connections they have made to a text and use those details to write essays or create projects about the text.

 

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.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Making Connections

Using this printout, students make personal associations to a text by finding and describing text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Reading with Purpose in the Content Areas

In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to organize students and instruction to establish a sense of purpose for reading authentic texts in the content areas.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Making Connections

In this strategy guide, you’ll learn to model how students can make three different kinds of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world). Students then use this knowledge to find their own personal connections to a text.

 

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