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Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide

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Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Summarizing Using the QuIP Strategy

Students learn to use the QuIP (questions into paragraphs) comprehension strategy to organize information and then synthesize it in writing.

 

Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy

Guided comprehension moves your middle-grade students beyond decoding to become successful, independent readers. The sketch-to-stretch strategy encourages students to use "brain TV" to help them understand a text through visualization.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Evaluating Using the Meeting of the Minds Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the strategy of evaluating, using the Meeting of the Minds technique.

 

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  |  Standard Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Making Connections Using a Double-Entry Journal

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson helps students learn three types of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world) using a double-entry journal.

 

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.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Self-Questioning Using Question-Answer Relationships

Guided comprehension moves your students beyond decoding to become independent readers. Generating questions to guide reading helps readers make connections with the text and supports independent comprehension of new texts.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 31

Jackie Robinson was born on this day in 1919.

Students read messages sent to the White House from Jackie Robinson and discuss his role as an athlete and a civil rights activist, as well as the role of athletes in society.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Consensus Decision Making

This strategy guide introduces Consensus Decision Making, a method for facilitating and engaging students in a critical discussion of the central ideas of a text.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Guided Comprehension in Grades 3-8

This book has everything you need to use the Guided Comprehension Model effectively with students in in upper elementary and middle school.

 

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