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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
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Marking Time

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third...
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Using Social Studies in Five Shared Reading Lessons: Geography

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
After several short 15-minute mini-lessons, your learners will gain an understanding of the characteristics of a non-fiction text. Using the book Map It by Elspeth Leacock, your class will become acquainted with non-fiction terms such as...
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Only the Facts

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Practice the strategy of summarizing to gain meaning and knowledge from an informational text. Young readers highlight supporting details and main ideas, and then they use this to summarize two articles: "The Great Quake" and "What is an...
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Fun With Fluency

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Practice reading with fluency by blending words together. To start, prepare flash cards with pseudowords on them (words that can be pronounced but have no real meaning), and work with the class to sound out the words using known...
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What Kind of Ladybug Are You?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
As a class, read different sentences prepared by the teacher, identifying the punctuation that is needed for the appropriate expression. In small groups, have each child assume the role of one or more character in The Grouchy Ladybug by...
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Lightning Literacy: Growing Independence and Fluency

For Teachers 1st - 4th
To assist young learners in gaining an understanding of how to read with expression, read the play The Legend of Lightning Larry by Aaron Shepard. Assign each student a part from the play and allow them to rehearse for several days...
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Writing About Talking

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
The story of King Arthur is a fascinating one, and this retold excerpt offers an excellent example of narrative word choice in a dialogue. Learners read the text and examine the way the author uses synonyms for said. They write down all...
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Express Yourself

For Teachers K - 2nd
Reading with expression excites listeners of any age. They will discuss different ways to change their reading expression as they listen to the teacher read Froggy Goes to the Doctor. Then in small groups, they'll practice reading with...
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Speed Racers

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A review of decoding words is incorporated in a discussion on reading with expression in order to increase fluency. The teacher gives several book options for readers to practice smooth and inflected reading, giving a short book talk on...
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We love to Express Ourselves: Growing Toward Independence and Fluency

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Reading with expression is an important component in developing fluency. Emerging readers learn different strategies for accomplishing this skill through the teacher's model reading of Earrings!. Partner practice is combined with...
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Express It!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Partners practice reading fluency by reciting these sentence strips to each other with proper expression and intonation. There are 14 sentences provided, each from familiar stories your learners will likely recall. Partner A chooses a...
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Introduce Reading Connected Text

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Get your scholars ready to read their first story...with a little assistance, of course. Projecting the short story (included) for all readers to see, point to each word so they can sound it out together. The strategy here is not to have...
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Onset-Rime Segmenting Accuracy

For Teachers K - 1st
Use a puppet (in this case named Mico) to make onset and rime more fun. Mico presents 12 picture cards to kindergartners, all depicting single-syllable words. He pronounces them with segmenting onset and rime, encouraging kids to say the...
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Reading Practice: Winnie-the-Pooh

For Students 1st Standards
Whether your first graders can read or not, they will enjoy this comprehension activity. They read or listen to an excerpt from a Winnie-the-Pooh story, they predict what will happen next, then draw Pooh Bear's favorite food. A compare...
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Poems: Humourous Verses

For Students 1st
First grade is a great time to build strong reading skills. Here are three short rhyming poems or common nursery rhymes that are intended to help boost reading fluency. Because most children know these rhymes, they will have an easier...
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Poems: Identifying Patterns

For Students 3rd Standards
Here is a great learning exercise that contains two short poems to compare and contrast. Children will read each poem out loud and then complete three comparative analysis questions which focus on rhyme, structure, and language. Note:...
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Poems

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Thud! Squiff! Create sound effects with words. Introduce your youngsters to onomatopoeia with these fun, rainy-day poems. They write down sound words, discussing rhythm and rhyme. You can also incorporate the author's use of capital...
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Fast Fact-Finding

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Ever wonder why the sky changes color so often? Readers examine an informational excerpt from John Farndon's How the Earth Works. They underline key points as they read and then answer five response questions. Prompts review main points,...
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Fluency Instructional Routine: Read Irregularly Spelled Words

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Readers practice irregular word fluency using flashcards with a scaffolded lesson plan. Your lines are scripted out, but it's easy to use only what you need. With a teacher demonstration first, scholars categorize sight words into yes...
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Choral Reading

For Teachers K - 1st
Set up beginning readers into choral reading groups to aid with fluency. Although this is a simple concept, it is an effective one. Scholars each have a copy of the text and one begins reading as the rest of the group choral reads along....
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Word Bowling

For Teachers K - 2nd
Go bowling for high frequency words! Make reading fun for your beginners as they play this literacy game. Partners take turns drawing bowling balls with words attached and try to read the word. If they are successful, they record their...
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Word Baseball

For Teachers K - 1st
Pretending to be a pitcher and a batter, first graders play word baseball. They take turns choosing baseballs with high frequency words printed on them. If they read the word correctly they move to the next base until they hit a home run.
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Word Climb

For Teachers K - 1st
Just like climbing a mountain, little learners read to reach the top. They take turns picking high frequency word cards, reading them, then matching them to the words on their mountain worksheet. They race to get to the top of the...