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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


International Literacy Association


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Ian Perry

August 21, 2015

I need clarification as to what the explicit teaching in this stage is. The purpose of this lesson would then be justifiable to a colleague teacher. The structure of the staged lessons is perfect and easy to understand also, thank you Mary



May 11, 2014

I attended a workshop on sketch to stretch and thought it was amazing. Now I have to share the info with my colleagues and I find that your explanation and visuals are a great help. Plus you have created a lesson plan which is outstanding and will help me as I teach my colleagues. Thanks a lot,


Wesley Ford

November 12, 2010

K. Eaves -
I just tested these PDFs, and they worked for me. Do you have the most recent Adobe Reader and is your your web browser current? If you are still having problems, feel free to contact me directly through the Contact Us page on the site.

Wes Ford
Associate Editor



November 07, 2010

the lessons are great thoughtful and purposeful. However, none of the handouts can be printed because of some problem withth e website. hope it gets fixed soonest


Nicola Groome

February 06, 2010

Hi - I am a Teacher from a Country called New Zealand. I appreciate all the work you have gone to in putting this together. Very usefu.l Thanks!



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