Today's blog post is going to show the steps for a typical day when using the Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans. These lesson plans focus on a particular reading skill for 5 days. We will look at Day 1 of the Inferring lesson.
Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan Steps
The first step is to write the mini-lesson statement on an anchor chart and read it to the class. For easier note-taking, the teacher can pass out the student sheets, allowing them to take notes and glue them into their reading notebooks for reference. Introduce what it means to “infer”. Suggested language is provided to help you with this step. Then write the definition of inferring on the anchor chart.
“I Do” Modeling of Inferring
Use a mentor text that you have already read. Model your thinking for students by showing them parts in the book when you are making an inference. Think about the book, show what the book or pictures say, use your schema (what you already know), and make an inference. Write this inference on the anchor chart. This is the “I do” part of the lesson.
“We Do” Inferencing Together
Next, invite students to think about a part of the book and what they already know. Have them make an inference and add it to the anchor chart. Invite students to turn and talk and find other inferences from the book. Call on a few to share out and add to the anchor chart. This is the “We do” part of the lesson. Ask students to complete their note-taking sheet as they think together.
“You Do” Independent Practice
Finally, students are asked to use a book they are currently reading to find inferences. The teacher will pass out the student page and explain directions to them. Students will complete the page independently and share out at the end of the reading workshop. This is the “You Do” part of the lesson. The teacher is able to pull small groups during independent practice for students that might need extra help. This completes the Day 1 lesson on inferring.
The Next 4 Days or the Lessons for Inferring
Each day of the reading comprehension skill, the lessons dig deeper which allows for a greater understanding of that particular concept. For example, Day 2 of inferring is identifying parts of the text where the writer could say more so that they can think about what the writer really meant. Day 3 is readers think about what the text is really saying so they can infer the big picture. Day 4 is inferring in fiction texts so they can learn more about characters, setting, plot and theme. In Day 5, inferring is used in nonfiction text to learn more about text boxes, subtitles, facts, and illustrations.
By the end of the week, the students have had a lot of practice as a class and independently to have a good grasp on the topic and apply those skills to their reading. There are different kinds of assessments you can give them to test their knowledge. You can reward them by presenting them with a certificate or with a brag tag. Both are provided for you in this unit.
Where Can I Find These Lessons?
The Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans are available in individual skills, sets, or bundles.
To see THE BUNDLE that this Mini Unit for Mastery is included in CLICK THIS LINK HERE
THE MEGA BUNDLE with ALL 36 MINI UNITS FOR MASTERY is available here CLICK THIS LINK HERE.
To see INDIVIDUAL SETS of Mini Units for Mastery CLICK THIS LINK HERE.
Use these LITERACY CENTER ACTIVITIES in correlation with the mini units and CLICK THIS LINK HERE.
To learn more about the Reading Comprehension Plans, refer to this blog post. The Best Reading Comprehension Plans