Guided Reading Lesson Plan (Levels A-L)
Title: Our Teacher, Miss Pool Author: Joy Cowley Level: D
ISBN: 0-478-20424-8 Publisher: Pacific Learning
Familiar Read: (3 min.)
Familiar Writing: (3 min.) Word Building (3 min.)
1. on Pool. Cool. Spool. School.
Before Reading: (5-7 min.)
Book Introduction: (include meaning, structure, visual)
This book is about a teacher named Miss Pool. She has trouble getting to school and has to find a new way
to get there.
-How would you get to school if your car or bus would not start?
-(refer to cover) What is Miss Pool doing in this picture? Can you see where she is going?
-What kind of teacher do you think she is?
Difficult Words/Vocabulary: Hang-glider (p3); motorbike (p4); repaired (p8).
Suggested Teaching Point: (refer to Behaviors to Notice and Support)
Readers use the pictures to help them think about what is happening in the story.
During Reading: (5-10 min.) *Revisit the teaching point as needed.
Prompts to Support readers: Does it match? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?
After Reading: (5-7 min.)
Return to Teaching Point
Comprehension Strategy Focus: connections, questions, inferences, visualizing, summarizing,
synthesizing, determining importance
Discuss the Story (Comprehension Questions)
How did Miss Pool get to school on Monday (Tuesday, etc.)? How would you like to come to school?
Writing Connection: (5 min.)
“On Monday, she went by _______________.”