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Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique

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

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Stapleless Book

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!

 

Acrostic Poems

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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PREPARATION

1. Familiarize yourself with the INSERT technique and symbols using the INSERT poster. Another recommended resource is the book Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 3-8 by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen.

2. Access the School Specialty Intervention Lesson Pack: Ancient Egypt and King Tut's Tomb and read the passages on "The Great Pyramid" and "Mummies." Pay special attention to the "Mummies" passage since you will be using that one for demonstration purposes. Anticipate places in the passage where you can use the INSERT symbols.

3. Copy the "Mummies" passage onto chart paper or an overhead transparency.

4. Copy the INSERT poster for each student or recreate it on chart paper.

5. Gather three instructional-level texts that match the needs of three levels of reading in your class (see Suggested Book List for Egypt).

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