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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique
|Grades||4 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 60-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- Three instructional-level texts (see Suggested Book List for Egypt)
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.
- INSERT Poster
- Summary Sheet: Student-Facilitated Comprehension Routines
- School Specialty Intervention Lesson Pack: Ancient Egypt and King Tut’s Tomb
|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).