Reflection: ELL Students Reading Strategy: What Speed to Read - Section 3: Try it Out:


It is important to note that students often do not realize that when we read we often switch speeds. Just like a car, we often have to change our speeds depending on our destination. I have found that pointing this out to students during this lesson is easier than trying to make them understand that when we need them to do it.

This might need to be modeled for students. ELL and students with disabilities need to see the way good readers think while reading. The more modeling the merrier. I also will let the students know what speed I am going to read or we are going to read a text at. With Common Core asking for CLOSE reading, helping students understand rates of speed to help them during those lessons is very rewarding.

  Switching Gears:
  ELL Students: Switching Gears:
Loading resource...

Reading Strategy: What Speed to Read

Unit 1: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
Lesson 8 of 15

Objective: SWBAT to choose what rate of speed they need to use when reading different types of texts.

Big Idea: Speed reading has its place, but so does slowing down. It is fun to give our reading rate in terms of gears on a car. This helps them remember and make good choices about how to read different texts.

  Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
Similar Lessons
Breaking the Code: Understanding Good Reader Strategies (Left side activity)
4th grade ELA » Good Reader Tricks Revealed
Big Idea: Comprehending fiction and nonfiction texts is not a magic trick. Students will uncover the tricks of being a better reader by understanding how and when to use good reader strategies.
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
Jody Barnes
The Story, The Whipping Boy - Background Knowledge
4th Grade ELA » The Whipping Boy
Big Idea: "The Whipping Boy" is a literary masterpiece! However, without background information, it will be difficult for the students to understand. Students will learn what background knowledge is as well as build the schema they need to understand the text.
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
Rebecca  Strebel
Filling Out a Reading Log
4th Grade ELA » Preparing for Reading
Big Idea: With accurate data on their reading, students can begin to make goals to change the habits that may keep them from growing as readers.
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
Marquita Prinzing
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload