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

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

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

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computers with Internet access

  • Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (Atheneum, 2001)

  • The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam, 2001)

  • Three instructional-level texts (see Literatureplace.com: Friendship Bookfinder)

  • Various art supplies (markers, crayons, paint, paper, etc.)

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

1. Sketch to Stretch (summary of strategy), Teacher Tool: Sketch to Stretch, and the Summary Sheet: Student-Facilitated Comprehension Routines to become familiar with the sketch-to-stretch strategy. Another recommended resource is the book Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 38 by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen.

2. Read Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles and The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson to become familiar with the stories used in this lesson.

3. Gather three instructional-level texts that match the needs of three levels of reading in your class (see Literatureplace.com: Friendship Bookfinder).

4. Make one copy of the Visualizing poster for use in class. Make two to three copies of the Sketch-to-Stretch template for each student.

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