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Teaching Shapes Using Read-Alouds, Visualization, and Sketch to Stretch

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds

Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.

 

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.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 4  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 8

Snowflake Bentley illustrator Mary Azarian was born in 1940.

Students catch snowflakes outdoors and sketch some of the structures, or grow their own snow crystals and examine them using magnifying glasses or microscopes.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 21

It's Winter in the Northern Hemisphere!

Students brainstorm words or images that they associate with winter, select and read a picture book about winter, and compare the two using the interactive Venn Diagram.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Interactive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices?

While research is quite clear on the importance of read-alouds, this article addresses the question of how to conduct an effective read-aloud.

 

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