An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.
This lesson can seem like a review for many students, but it can be very important to review a strategy that students should be trying to do automatically. This lesson feels easy for students and more fun because of how high their confidence is.
Using reading strategies together helps students learn that we often use more than one strategy at a time to decode unknown words. Crosschecking is a strategy where students use their use of sounds and meaning to determine if they are correct.
Sometimes the lessons on strategies taught to the whole class are not enough. During Daily 5, or Reading Intervention, I can pull a reading strategy group to help specific students learn and practice a needed strategy for reading.
Fourth graders can decode big words by returning to their reading roots of using decoding. This lesson gives the name to a strategy that they have used and now asking them to use it to make sure they maintain reading accuracy.
To become a good reader we have to remind students that reading is thinking. Before we read a book or a chapter we have to think about what we already know. Many times activating what we know can be easy, and they need to practice activating it.
Mental movie making is fun and students love the idea that they are about to make their own. The lesson is geared at visualization and activating prior knowledge. This lesson is a fun way to practice and mode the strategy.
Reading vocabulary and tricky words come around all the time during reading. Some students use strategies to decode, but many students try to skip over and never try to decode it. This can be detrimental to comprehension. Small groups might be the only way
Comprehension! Comprehension! Comprehension! Students need to be able to understand what they read. Reflecting on your reading and making sure you understand are ideal to comprehending and this lesson opens the door for how to do it.