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Writing ABC Books to Enhance Reading Comprehension
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Selected text
- Online access
- Chart paper and markers
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Students can use this online tool to print an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
- Alphabet Book Checklist
- Student Planning Sheet
- Planning Sheet Example
- Alphabet Organizer-Chart and Notes Layout
- Alphabet Organizer-Letter Pages Layout
- Choose a text for the students to focus on in their Alphabet Books. Students can focus on a book read independently, in literature circles, reading groups, or as a whole class.
- Ask students to bring copies of the books that will be the focus of their project to class for reference.
- Choose any book that the class has read or heard as a group to demonstrate and provide examples for this lesson. The examples used here come from the Harry Potter series; however, this activity can be completed with any book that students are familiar with.
- This lesson assumes that students have a working knowledge of characters and character development, defining words, elements of plot, settings, and figurative language. The following lessons and resources can help provide background information or review activities for this lesson plan:
- Fiction, Creating Characters Lesson Plan, from ArtsEdge
- Character Development
- What a Character! Lesson Plan, from ArtsEdge
What is Character? Handout, from ReadWriteThink
- Elements of Plot
- Fiction, Plotting the Story, from ArtsEdge
- Fiction, Setting the Story, from ArtsEdge
- Figurative Language
- Figurative Language Awards Ceremony, from ReadWriteThink
- If desired, create customized versions of the Planning Sheet and Checklist to meet the needs of the lesson or classroom.
- Make copies of the Planning Sheet and Checklist for students. Prepare a copy of the Planning Sheet Example to share with the class, as an overhead for instance.
- Test the Alphabet Organizer Student Interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.