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Guided Reading Strategies with Henry and Mudge

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Guided Reading Strategies with Henry and Mudge

Grades 1 – 3
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Vanessa Udry

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides



Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading

Students learn about the process of questioning and using webs to organize information during reading and then practice writing factual and inferential questions.


Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

No Teachers Allowed: Student-Led Book Clubs Using QAR

Students are introduced to the Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy through a read-aloud and question sort. Students then use the strategy to develop questions for a peer-led book discussion.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Thoughtshots Can Bring Your Characters to Life!

Students will walk a mile in the shoes of Solomon Singer as they learn how to use flashbacks, flash-aheads, and internal dialogue to develop realistic characters.


Grades   K – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Word Study with Henry and Mudge

Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.


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Grades   K – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 6

Celebrate Cynthia Rylant's birthday!

Students work in small groups or as a class to map the plot of a selected Cynthia Rylant story and create original literary works using the plot diagrams.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Guided Reading to Develop Student Reading Independence

This guide presents basic structures for implementing guided reading, which involves working with small groups of children possessing similar strategies and challenges when encountering new text.


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