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Reading Informational Texts Using the 3-2-1 Strategy

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Melissa Weimer

Waterford, Michigan


International Literacy Association


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Srinivasan Kannan

March 14, 2015

I am new to lesson plan concept. I enjoyed reading all the materials. I feel these ideas can be adopted/adapted for other instructional areas too.



January 17, 2014

I like the Suzanne tweaks and I did a tweak of her tweaks. I changed to reflect the informal language of my students and also include the 5 w questions ( Who, what,where,when, why, which, did, Does, etc.)


Angela Fink

November 10, 2013

Thanks for the time spent putting this together! It is very easily adaptable to any age group! I particularly LOVE the interactive charts!



March 23, 2013

this is a great lesson; I will enjoy presenting it next week!


Suzanne Ludwig

February 20, 2012

I tweaked a little.... 3 things I discovered, 2 things I sort of knew but didn't know...., and I more thing I want to know.


Judy Herr

November 11, 2010

It's not clear to me what the difference is between 3 things I DISCOVERED versus 2 INTERESTING facts. Can you clarify the difference? I understand how to taech T charts and the difference between important and interesting facts, but I don't know how to explain this 3-2-1 strategy. ( I get the 1 more thing I want to learn part.)




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