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					                           Directed Reading Lesson
                                          Plan Outline

Based on: Neubert, G. A. & Wilkins, E. A. (2004). Putting it all together: The directed reading
lesson in the secondary classroom. Boston: Pearson.



Class Description: Describe students’ grade, ability levels, subject area/course
name, important prior knowledge, and general purpose for the lesson.
Unit: Include the title of the unit.
Topic: State the topic of the lesson.
Unit Goals: What will students be able to do or understand or know at the end of the
Unit?
Lesson Objectives: These should be numbered, 1-?? What will students specifically
do in this lesson to help them reach the unit goals? Objectives must be measurable.
Use strong verbs, and remember the different levels of thinking [i.e. DOK Level 1:
recall, recite, memorize, explain, restate, retell, outline, report, write, make,
paraphrase, describe, recognize; Level 2: classify, make, explain, construct,
demonstrate, compile, illustrate, calculate, solve, write, research, measure; Level 3:
discuss, debate, examine, judge, assess, question, dispute, decide, design, survey,
write, create, present, predict, propose, organize; Level 4: plan, create, modify,
formulate, propose, design, apply, write, develop, conduct, test, devise, solve,
analyze, evaluate].
Performance Assessment: These should be numbered and should directly correlate
to each lesson objective. Consider each objective and state how each will be
assessed during or after the lesson. How will you know the students performed the
objectives successfully? How will you measure student learning?
Reading Type: Describe your students’ purpose for reading.
Macrostructure Thinking Skill for Reading: What is the foundational skill focus of the
lesson?
Materials: List all the materials used for the lesson, including textbooks, trade
books, websites, video clips, transparencies, art, pictures, students’ notebooks,
posters, songs, other audio, etc.


**Estimated Time: Please insert the estimated time for each section to show you have planned
to teach the lesson in one day, or across multiple days.
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1. a. Readiness: Motivation
       catch students’ attention: bell ringer
       specify the day’s topic
       arouse curiosity and interest
       connect material to their lives
      Examples:
       connect reading with different subject area
       web search to get things started
       teacher shows picture or different visuals to peak interest in students
       show a clip from a movie
       teacher reads a story
       students predict what the lesson is going to be about


1. b. Readiness: Tapping and Developing Background of Experience
       intrigue their interest such as story, questions, movies, pictures, etc.
       get students’ input about the topic (personal stories)
       ensure students have the necessary topic background
       relate old information to new information
       introduce the topic
       invoke students’ emotions on the topic


1. c. Readiness: Concept Development
      “In order to better understand this text, we are going to decipher some vocabulary words…”
       Step 1: Identify key concepts and words.
       Step 2: Brief introduction of each word by using context clues to gain a general
      understanding.
       Step 3: Students are split into pairs and asked to collaborate on their understanding of
      the words.
       Step 4: In class discussion, students are asked to volunteer the definitions they created
      to create a class definition.
       Step 5: Teacher guides discussion to create an agreed-upon definition.
       Step 6: Students write the class definition in their vocabulary notebooks.


1. d. Readiness: Purpose for Reading
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       A teacher sets a goal of what to accomplish as the students read.
       This engages students strategically for efficient and effective learning of content.
       A prediction is one way to engage students as they are reading. A teacher has a student
      stop reading on a cliff-hanger so that he/she can predict what will happen next. A
      discussion is then led after each silent reading so that the students can state their
      predictions.
       Purpose for Reading: Generic purpose-for-reading, main purpose, primary thought


2. Silent Reading
       gives the students a chance to read at their own pace and build on self-development
       helps students to comprehend what they are reading
       gives the students time to take notes in the margins of the book or on their own paper
       helps students develop a broad vocabulary
       when reading to themselves, they can create images in their head to help tell the story
       reading the text to yourself helps to summarize the text
       students can reread the material themselves to help with comprehension


3. Discussion
       a “talk at it” approach that can help students’ understanding, whether it is teacher
      guided or in small groups
       an opportunity to summarize and retell what the silent reading was
       generates new ideas or eliminates ideas by hearing other students’ views on the
      reading material


4. Rereading
       reread material to see if students view it differently
       more information given to students when they reread
       guide students in what to look for in the reading


5. Follow-Up (Reinforcement)
       homework over a lesson
       connect end of lesson with the motivational factor
       make lesson relatable for the students
       short assessment before the next lesson

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 relate topic to a similar topic already discussed or to be discussed
 review and rehears key terms and concepts




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