Read Aloud _ Independent Reading The First 20 Days of Teaching by decree

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									                  The First 20 Days of Reading: 2nd Grade
This pacing guide is intended to be extended, condensed, or modified according to your
students‟ needs. Please continue to revisit and support all skills and concepts that are
introduced in the first few weeks through the balanced literacy model (See attachment). Our
ultimate goal is for students to become proficient in using these skills independently.

As you prepare to implement the First 20 Days of Reading, please keep in mind that it will be
necessary to be flexible with your 90-minute reading block. Based on each day‟s lessons, you
may find you need extended time for one component as you put systems in place. Use your
judgment, based on your students‟ needs to adjust instructional time dedicated to each balanced
literacy component.

Day 5 of each week has been designed to be a day to bring together all of the week‟s objectives.
This will provide time for both teachers and students to practice and discuss all skills and
strategies.

Throughout these 20 days, remember to work-in time for assessments (TPRI, Tejas Lee, DRA,
EDL). Students can be pulled for assessments as your class is reading independently and
working in centers.


                                    Read Aloud, Shared Reading & Independent Reading

Day             Minilesson                        Key Concepts               Learning Outcomes                Resources Needed
        Read Aloud                           o Readers read and share       o Students learn the rituals,   Chart – Listeners Look
        We are all members of a                their thinking about their     routines, and schedule of     Like/Sound Like
        community of readers.                  reading.                       Reading Workshop so
                                                                              they can establish            Text Selection
                                                                              consistent meeting
                                                                              procedures and habits.
        Independent Reading                  o Our classroom library is     o Students will explore and     Chart – Our Classroom
        Introducing the Classroom              organized in a specific        learn how to maintain         Library
        Library                                way to help us select a        their organized
                                               variety of books for           classroom library.
        Areas to Highlight:                    reading.                                                     Organized classroom library
Day 1




              Browsing Boxes*               o We are all responsible
              Author collections              for taking care of our
              Genre collections               classroom library.
              Topic collections             o Readers choose books in
                                               many different ways.
        *Browsing Boxes are                  o Books can be easy, “just
        baskets of leveled texts with          right”, or challenging for
        a variety of genres                    a reader.
                                             o Readers should choose
        Allow students to practice             “just right” books most
        selecting a text and returning it      of the time.
        to its appropriate location in the
        library.
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        Read Aloud                         o Readers have many             o Students will learn that     Text Selection
        Readers make their thinking          different thoughts as they      as readers we are capable
        public in a Reading                  read.                           of thinking in many
        Community                          o Readers can talk about          different ways and
                                             their thinking.                 sharing our thinking with
        Teacher assigns                                                      others.
        thinking/talking partners for
        “Turn and Talk” during Read
        Aloud and/or Shared Reading.
                                                                                  “Thinking and Talking With a Partner”
        Allow time for students to                                                     Partners use quiet voices
        practice the strategy several                                                  Partners take turns talking
        times with their assigned                                                      Partners listen to one another
        partners.                                                                      Partners respect each other‟s thinking

        Teacher and students model
        and practice “Turn and Talk”
        so they know the classroom‟s
        routine for speaking and
        listening about books.
Day 2




        *Continue practicing the turn
        and talk strategy throughout the
        following weeks.
        Independent Reading                o Readers choose books in       o Students use several         Read Aloud: Leo the Late
        Choosing a “just right” book         many different ways.            different kinds of           Bloomer or Little Louie the
                                           o Books can be easy, “just        information to help them     Baby Bloomer by Robert
        (Teacher models and                  right”, or challenging for      choose books.                Kraus
        students practice)                   a reader.
                                           o Readers should choose         o Students think carefully     Use Goldilocks analogy to
        Teaching Tip: This is a              “just right” books most         about book choices.          establish criteria for
        lesson that will be revisited        of the time.                                                 choosing “just right” books
        and reinforced throughout                                          o Readers have criteria to     (For an example of a criteria
        the year as children grow as                                         judge whether a book is      chart, see Reading
        readers.                                                             “just right” for             Essentials by Regie
                                                                             independent reading.         Routman, Appendix E page
        Teacher models using 3                                                                            A-6 and A-7)
        different authentic examples
        that are truly easy, “just                                                                        Chart – Choosing a “Just
        right”, or challenging for the                                                                    Right” Book
        teacher.
                                                                                                          Organized Classroom
                                                                                                          Browsing Boxes
        Read Aloud                         o Readers identify the title,   o Students will learn that     Text Selection
        Text Features/Previewing a           author, illustrator, etc…       previewing a book before
        Book                                 of a book and ask               reading will support their
                                             themselves „What do I           understanding of the text.
                                             know now?‟ before             o Students will learn how
        Teaching Tip: Text                   reading                         to use specific strategies
        features may include title,        o Readers have specific           for previewing a book
        author, illustrator,                 ways of previewing              prior to selecting it for
Day 3




        illustrations, synopsis, etc…        books before reading to         independent reading.
                                             activate prior knowledge,
        Teacher discusses text               gather information, and
        features and models                  make connections to
        previewing a book.                   support meaning of the
                                             text.
        Shared Reading                     o Readers reread text to        o Students will learn the      Text Selection
        Building Fluency                     build fluency.                  value of rereading
                                                                             familiar text.




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        Independent Reading                o Readers have specific        o Students will establish      Chart – Independent
        Enjoying Independent                 ways of reading during         criteria for quality         Reading Looks Like/Sounds
        Reading in our Classroom             independent reading            independent reading.         Like (Generate criteria with
                                             time.                                                       students.)
        After reading, select a few
        students to share reflections on
        how they met the criteria
        during independent reading.
        “How did the criteria help you
        develop your reading habits?”
        Read Aloud                         o Readers have specific ways   o Students will learn that     Text Selection
        Review Text                          of previewing books before     readers preview a book
        Features/Previewing Text             reading to activate prior      before reading.
                                             knowledge, gather            o Students will learn how
                                             information, and make
                                             connections to support
                                                                            to use specific strategies
        Teacher models previewing            meaning of the text.           for previewing a book
        a book and discusses text                                           prior to selecting it for
        features.                                                           independent reading.



        Shared Reading                     o Readers reread text to       o Students will learn the      Text Selection
        Building Fluency                     build fluency.                 value of rereading
                                                                            familiar text.
        Independent Reading                o   Readers can self-          o Students will learn that     Chart – Independent
Day 4




        Evaluating Independent                 evaluate during              they will be held            Reading Looks Like/Sounds
        Reading in our Classroom               independent reading so       accountable for their text   Like
                                               that we are always           selections and behavior
        “How did I do as a reader              doing our best.              during independent
        today?”                                                             reading.

        Refer students to the criteria
        chart as a tool for self-
        evaluation.

        After reading, ask students
        to self-evaluate their
        independent reading using
        the criteria chart. “How did
        the criteria chart help you
        develop your reading
        habits?”
        Read Aloud/Shared Reading          o Readers use more than        o Students will learn that     Text Selection: Using a Big
        Bringing It All Together!            one strategy at a time         we can use a variety a       Book or other shared
                                             when they read.                strategies as we read.       reading text, review and
        Review:                                                                                          connect the skills introduced
         Text                                                                                           this week.
          Features/Previewing a
          Book
         Building Fluency
        Independent Reading                o Readers are all              o Students will revisit how    Chart – Our Classroom
Day 5




        Bringing It All Together!            responsible for taking         to maintain their            Library
                                             care of our classroom          organized classroom
        Review:                              library.                       library.                     Chart – Independent
         Classroom Library                o Readers should choose        o Readers have criteria to     Reading Looks Like/Sounds
          Procedures and                     “just right” books most        judge whether a book is      Like
          Expectations                       of the time.                   “just right” for
         Independent Reading              o Readers have specific          independent reading.         Chart – Choosing a “Just
          Procedures and                     ways of reading during       o Students will revisit        Right” Book
          Expectations                       independent reading            criteria for quality
         Choosing a “just right”            time.                          independent reading.         Organized classroom library
          book


                                                       Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
                      Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Independent Reading & Literacy Centers

Day             Minilesson                      Key Concepts                   Learning Outcomes                    Resources Needed
        Read Aloud                         o Making predictions as           o Students will learn that        Text Selection: Choose a
        Making Predictions                   we read helps us                  readers naturally make          text that supports the weekly
                                             understand the story.             predictions as they read.       comprehension focus, found
        Teaching Tip:                                                                                          in your IPGs.
        This would be a good week to
        begin a literature unit/author                                                                         Generate the beginning of a
                                                                                    Thoughts That Come to
        study to promote student text                                                Mind When I Predict       predicting anchor chart with
        connections and in depth                                                     I think…                 children. (See sample chart
        literature study. Kevin Henkes                                               Oh no!                   on left.)
        is a great first author study to                                             I predict that…
        analyze character traits and                                                 I wonder if…
        build community.                                                             I know what‟s going to
                                                                                      happen!
        Model making predictions.
        Ask questions such as, “Given
        what the author has told us
        already, what do you think is
        going to happen in the story?”
        Shared Reading                     o Readers use strategies to       o Students will learn a           Text Selection
        Reading Strategy –                   solve unknown words               problem solving strategy
        Beginning Sounds                     such as using beginning           when they encounter a           Chart- What do readers do
                                             sounds.                           reading roadblock.              when they come to a
        Remember to imbed the IPG                                                                              reading roadblock?
        Weekly Comprehension
        Focus.
                                                                                                               Introduce and model using
        Teaching Tip:                                                                                          the strategy and add to chart
        Teacher may choose to use the                                               What Do Readers Do…?       with students. (See sample
        same shared reading text for                                                 Get your mouth ready     to the left.)
        the duration of each week to
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        highlight the different teaching
        points.
        Independent Reading                o We have an                      o Students learn how to           Chart – Independent
        Introducing our Individual           organizational system we          manage their own                Reading Looks Like/Sounds
        Book Boxes/Bags                      use to store and maintain         independent reading             Like
                                             our independent book              materials.
                                             choices.                                                          Student book boxes/bags
        Literacy Centers                   o Readers and writers             o Students learn to refer to      Chart-What do Literacy
        Guidelines for our Literacy          follow specific                   and follow the classroom        Centers Look Like/Sound
        Centers                              guidelines to work                guidelines for literacy         Like?
                                             together and help one             centers.
        Teaching Tip:                        another do our best                                               1.    Create an “I Can” chart for
        Over the next few days you           learning.                                                               each literacy center
        will be explicitly introducing                                                                               introduced today.
        literacy centers one at a time.                                                                        2.    Introduce the Literacy
        The goal for today is to             Things to Consider:                                                     Center icons for each
        establish procedural systems         1. How will students organize their work from literacy                  explored center.
        for working in centers.                 centers?                                                       3.    Establish and practice a
        Remember, students need to           2. Where will completed products be placed?                             noise level system and
        have an opportunity to practice      3. Will students turn in every work product?                            attention signal.
        rotating between centers as          4. What will students do with incomplete work?                    4.    Establish and practice
        well exploring the centers.                                                                                  procedure for “What to do
                                             Remember these Guiding Statements:                                      if you have a
        Teaching Tip: Teachers may           Our literacy centers are organized in a specific way to help            question/problem” (i.e.,
        choose to introduce one or           us do our best learning and thinking.                                   Ask 3 before me.)
        more centers per day.                We are all responsible for taking care of our literacy            5.    Students will practice
                                             centers.                                                                going through the centers
        Teacher and students will                                                                                    introduced today.
        revisit these expectations           Students will learn how to maintain, use, share, clean up         6.    Establish and practice the
        often and revise as needed.          and manage materials appropriately in literacy centers.                 rotation system.

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        Read Aloud                     o Making predictions as           o Students will learn that        Text Selection: Choose a
        Review Making Predictions        we read helps us                  readers naturally make          text that supports the weekly
                                         understand the story.             predictions as they read.       comprehension focus, found
                                                                                                           in your IPGs.
                                                                                Thoughts That Come to
                                                                                 Mind When I Predict
        Model making predictions.
                                                                                 I think…
        Ask questions such as,                                                   Oh no!
                                                                                                           Add to and revisit the
        “Given what the author has                                               I predict that…          predicting anchor chart with
        told us already, what do you                                             I wonder if…             children. (See sample chart
        think is going to happen in                                              I know what‟s going to   on left.)
        the story?”                                                               happen!



        Shared Reading                 o Readers use strategies to       o Students will learn a           Text Selection
        Reading Strategy – Review        solve unknown words               problem solving strategy
        Beginning Sounds                 such as using beginning           when they encounter a           Chart- What do readers do
                                         sounds.                           reading roadblock.              when they come to a
                                                                                                           reading roadblock?
        Remember to imbed the IPG
        Weekly Comprehension                                                                               Model using the strategy
        Focus.
                                                                                                           and review chart with
                                                                                What Do Readers Do…?       students. (See sample to
                                                                                 Get your mouth ready     the left.)


        Independent Reading
Day 7




        Revisit and Monitor
        classroom expectations and
        procedures as needed.
        Literacy Centers               o Readers collaborate             o Students will learn the         For each center teachers
        Continuing to Introduce          and/or work                       expectations and                need to…
        Literacy Centers                 independently in specific         procedures for working          1. Explain materials and
                                         ways in each center in            successfully in one or              activity.
        Teaching Tip:                    order to do their best            more literacy centers.          2. Model the center
        As part of your center           learning and thinking.          o Students learn that they            activity with a student.
        introduction, establish        o Readers and writers keep          are held accountable for        3. Provide clear
        student accountability by        track of their work in            doing their best work in            expectations and
        modeling and posting an          literacy centers.                 literacy centers.                   procedures using an “I
        example of a completed                                                                                 Can” chart.
        student work product.                Student Accountability in Literacy Work Centers               4. Provide guided
                                                                                                               practice.
        For example, in the              Decide on how your students will keep track of their work         5. Provide time for
        Listening Center, students       in literacy centers. (Work folders, learning logs, response           students to practice
        may draw a picture or write      journals, etc.)
                                                                                                               independently.
        words about the beginning,                                                                         6. To reinforce successful
                                         Accountability at literacy work centers can be determined
        middle and end of the story.     from student‟s work products, discussion participation, and           center experiences for
                                         teacher anecdotal notes.                                              all students, provide
        For example, in the Writing                                                                            time for students to
        Center, students may write a     Student accountability work products should be adjusted               share and self-reflect
        letter to a friend, teacher,     throughout the year as students learn and internalize new             using the “I Can”.
        parent or continue working       skills and strategies.
        on a story from Writer‟s                                                                           Guiding Questions:
        Workshop.                        Model and discuss these expectations.                             “What is working well?”
                                                                                                           “What needs to be
                                                                                                           improved?”




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        Read Aloud                        o Making predictions as       o Students will learn that       Text Selection: Choose a
        Making and Adjusting                we read helps us              readers naturally make         text that supports the weekly
        Predictions                         understand the story.         and adjust predictions as      comprehension focus found
                                          o Adjusting our predictions     they read.                     in your IPGs.
                                            also helps us understand
                                            the story.
                                                                              Thoughts That Come to
                                                                               Mind When I Predict       Revisit the predicting anchor
        Model making predictions.
                                                                               I think…
        Ask questions such as,                                                                           chart with children. (See
                                                                               Oh no!
        “Given what the author has                                                                       sample chart on left.)
                                                                               I predict that…
        told us already, what do you                                           I wonder if…
        think is going to happen in                                            I know what‟s going to
        the story?”                                                             happen!



        Shared Reading                    o Thinking about meaning      o Students will learn            Text Selection
        Reading Strategy –                  helps readers to solve        another problem solving
        Thinking about Meaning              unknown words.                strategy when they             Chart- What do readers do
        “Does that make sense?”                                           encounter a reading            when they come to a
                                                                          roadblock.                     reading roadblock?

        Remember to imbed the IPG                                                                        Model using the new
        Weekly Comprehension                                                                             strategy and add to the chart
        Focus.                                                                What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                               Get your mouth ready
                                                                                                         with students. (See sample
                                                                               Think, “Does that        to the left.)
                                                                                make sense?”
Day 8




        Independent Reading
        Revisit and Monitor
        classroom expectations and
        procedures as needed.
        Literacy Centers                  o Readers collaborate         o Students will learn the        For each center teachers
        Continuing to Introduce             and/or work                   expectations and               need to…
        Literacy Centers                    independently in specific     procedures for working
                                            ways in each center in        successfully in one or         1. Explain materials and
        Teaching Tip:                       order to do their best        more literacy centers.            activity.
        As part of your center              learning and thinking.      o Students learn that they       2. Model the center activity
        introduction, establish student   o Readers and writers keep      are held accountable for          with a student.
        accountability by modeling          track of their work in        doing their best work in       3. Provide clear expectations
        and posting an example of a         literacy centers.             literacy centers.                 and procedures using an “I
        completed student work                                                                              Can” chart.
        product.                                                                                         4. Provide guided practice.
                                                                                                         5. Provide time for students
        For example, in the Word                                                                            to practice independently.
        Study Center, students may                                                                       6. To reinforce successful
        write the words that they                                                                           center experiences for all
        made.                                                                                               students, provide time for
                                                                                                            students to share and self-
        For example, in the Big Book                                                                        reflect using the “I Can”.
        Center, students may hunt for
        and write words with the IPG                                                                     Guiding Questions:
        phonics focus skill.                                                                             “What is working well?”
                                                                                                         “What needs to be improved?”




                                                      Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
        Read Aloud                     o Making predictions as       o Students will learn that       Text Selection: Choose a
        Review Making and                we read helps us              readers naturally make         text that supports the weekly
        Adjusting Predictions            understand the story.         and adjust predictions as      comprehension focus, found
                                       o Adjusting our predictions     they read.                     in your IPGs.
                                         also helps us understand
        Model making predictions.        the story.                        Thoughts That Come to
        Ask questions such as,                                              Mind When I Predict
        “Given what the author has                                          I think…                 Revisit the predicting anchor
                                                                            Oh no!                   chart with children. (See
        told us already, what do you                                        I predict that…
        think is going to happen in                                                                   sample chart on left.)
                                                                            I wonder if…
        the story?”                                                         I know what‟s going to
                                                                             happen!

        Shared Reading                 o Readers use strategies to   o Students will learn            Text Selection
        Reading Strategy – Review        solve unknown words           another problem solving
        Thinking about Meaning           such as thinking about        strategy when they             Chart- What do readers do
        “Does that make sense?”          the meaning.                  encounter a reading            when they come to a
                                                                       roadblock.                     reading roadblock?
        Remember to imbed the IPG
        Weekly Comprehension                                                                          Model using the strategy
        Focus.                                                           What Do Readers Do…?         and review the chart with
                                                                          Get your mouth ready
                                                                                                      students. (See sample to
                                                                          Think, “Does that
                                                                           make sense?”               the left.)
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        Independent Reading
        Revisit and Monitor
        classroom expectations and
        procedures as needed.
        Literacy Centers               o Readers collaborate         o Students will learn the        For each center teachers
        Continuing to Introduce          and/or work                   expectations and               need to…
        Literacy Centers                 independently in specific     procedures for working
                                         ways in each center in        successfully in one or         1. Explain materials and
        Teaching Tip: As part of         order to do their best        more literacy centers.            activity.
        your center introduction,        learning and thinking.      o Students learn that they       2. Model the center activity
        establish student              o Readers and writers keep      are held accountable for          with a student.
        accountability by modeling       track of their work in        doing their best work in       3. Provide clear expectations
        and posting an example of a      literacy centers.             literacy centers.                 and procedures using an “I
        completed student work                                                                           Can” chart.
        product.                                                                                      4. Provide guided practice.
                                                                                                      5. Provide time for students
        For example, in the Buddy                                                                        to practice independently.
        Reading Center, students may                                                                  6. To reinforce successful
        work together to complete a                                                                      center experiences for all
        reading response and their                                                                       students, provide time for
        reading log.                                                                                     students to share and self-
                                                                                                         reflect using the “I Can”.
        For example, in the Computer
        Center, students may work on                                                                  Guiding Questions:
        www.starfall.com .                                                                            “What is working well?”
                                                                                                      “What needs to be
                                                                                                      improved?”




                                                   Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
         Read Aloud/Shared Reading    o Readers use more than      o Students will learn that    Text Selection: Using a Big
         Bringing It All Together!      one strategy at a time       we can use a variety a      Book or other shared
                                        when they read.              strategies as we read.      reading text, review and
         Review:                                                                                 connect the skills introduced
         Beginning Sounds                                                                        this week.
         Thinking about Meaning
         “Does it make sense?”                                                                   Chart- What do readers do
         Making and Adjusting                                                                    when they come to a
         Predictions                                                                             reading roadblock?

         Teaching Tip:                                                                           Continue to model all
         Strategies from week one                                                                strategies introduced and
         will also be integrated as                                                              encourage active student
         part of your natural                                                                    participation.
         conversation.
         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers             o We are ready to be         o Students celebrate the      Chart-What do Literacy
         GRAND OPENING!!!!              independent learners in      grand opening of literacy   Centers Look Like/Sound
                                        our literacy centers.        centers and work            Like?
                                                                     independently in their
                                                                     center/centers while        After center time, conduct a
                                                                     teacher monitors.           whole group class meeting
                                                                                                 to reflect on what went well
                                                                                                 and what needs improving.
                                                                                                 Modify and adjust charts as
                                                                                                 needed.
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                                                  Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
                      Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Independent Reading & Literacy Centers

Day             Minilesson                 Key Concepts                 Learning Outcomes                 Resources Needed
         Read Aloud                   o Readers can understand         o Students will learn that       Text Selection
         Thinking About Character       characters by noting             understanding a
                                        what they say, think, do,        character helps them           Character Graphic Organizer
                                        and feel.                        comprehend the story.

         Shared Reading               o Readers use strategies to      o Students will learn a          Text Selection
         Reading Strategy – Review      solve unknown words              problem solving strategy
         Thinking About Meaning         such as thinking about           when they encounter a          Chart- What do readers do
         “Does it make sense?”          the meaning.                     reading roadblock.             when they come to a
                                                                                                        reading roadblock?
         Remember to imbed the IPG
         Weekly Comprehension                                                 What Do Readers Do…?      Model using the strategy
         Focus.                                                                                         and review the chart with
                                                                                Get your mouth ready
                                                                                Think, “Does that      students. (See sample to
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                                                                                 make sense?”           the left.)



         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.

         Consider highlighting an
         author or genre from your
         classroom library to
         motivate students to read
         widely.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed
         Read Aloud                   o Readers can understand         o Students will learn that       Text Selection
         Review Thinking About          characters by noting             understanding a
         Character and Introduce        what they say, think, do,        character helps them
         Making Connections with        and feel.                        comprehend the story.
         Characters                   o Readers make                   o Students will learn that
                                        connections to characters        readers naturally make
         Model making connections.      in text as they read. (text-     connections to their own
         Ask questions such as,         to-self)                         lives as they read.
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         “What do you already know    o Readers can talk about
         about…?”                       their connections.
                                                                              Thoughts That Come to     Generate the beginning of a
         Highlight text-to-self                                                Mind When I Connect      connections anchor chart
         connections.                                                          That reminds me of…
                                                                                                        with children. (See sample
                                                                               I remember when….
                                                                               That‟s like…            chart on left.)
                                                                               I felt that when…
                                                                               This story is like…




                                                   Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
         Shared Reading                o Readers use strategies to      o Students will learn           Text Selection
         Reading Strategy – Look for     solve unknown words              another problem solving
         Chunks within a Word            such as looking for              strategy when they            Chart- What do readers do
                                         familiar chunks inside           encounter a reading           when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG       unknown words.                   roadblock.                    reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                         Model using the new
                                                                              What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                        strategy and add to the chart
                                                                                Get your mouth ready   with students. (See sample
                                                                                Think, “Does that
                                                                                                        to the left.)
                                                                                 make sense?”
                                                                                Look for chunks




         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed
         Read Aloud                    o Readers can understand         o Students will learn that      Text Selection
         Review Thinking About           characters by noting             understanding a
         Character and Making            what they say, think, do,        character helps them
         Connections with                and feel.                        comprehend the story.
         Characters                    o Readers make                   o Students will learn that
                                         connections to characters        readers naturally make
         Model making connections.       in text as they read. (text-     connections to their own
         Ask questions such as,          to-self)                         lives they read.
         “What do you already know     o Readers can talk about
         about…?”                        their connections.
                                                                              Thoughts That Come to     Generate the beginning of a
         Highlight text-to-self                                                Mind When I Connect      connections anchor chart
         connections.                                                          That reminds me of…
                                                                                                        with children. (See sample
                                                                               I remember when….
                                                                               That‟s like…            chart on left.)
                                                                               I felt that when…
                                                                               This story is like…



         Shared Reading                o Readers use strategies to      o Students will learn           Text Selection
Day 13




         Reading Strategy – Look for     solve unknown words              another problem solving
         Chunks within a Word            such as looking for              strategy when they            Chart- What do readers do
                                         familiar chunks inside           encounter a reading           when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG       unknown words.                   roadblock.                    reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                         Model using the new
                                                                              What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                        strategy and add to the chart
         Remind students readers                                                Get your mouth ready   with students. (See sample
         naturally combine several                                              Think, “Does that
                                                                                                        to the left.)
                                                                                 make sense?”
         strategies to solve unknown
                                                                                Look for chunks
         words. Model using a
         combination of strategies
         and encourage students to
         do the same.
         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed


                                                    Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
         Read Aloud                    o Readers can understand         o Students will learn that      Text Selection
         Review Thinking About           characters by noting             understanding a
         Character and Making            what they say, think, do,        character helps them
         Connections with                and feel.                        comprehend the story.
         Characters                    o Readers make                   o Students will learn that
                                         connections to characters        readers naturally make
         Model making connections.       in text as they read. (text-     connections to their own
         Ask questions such as,          to-self)                         lives they read.
         “What do you already know     o Readers can talk about
         about…?”                        their connections.
                                                                              Thoughts That Come to     Generate the beginning of a
         Highlight text-to-self                                                Mind When I Connect      connections anchor chart
         connections.                                                          That reminds me of…
                                                                                                        with children. (See sample
                                                                               I remember when….
                                                                               That‟s like…            chart on left.)
                                                                               I felt that when…
                                                                               This story is like…



         Shared Reading                o Readers use strategies to      o Students will learn           Text Selection
Day 14




         Reading Strategy – Look for     solve unknown words              another problem solving
         Chunks within a Word            such as looking for              strategy when they            Chart- What do readers do
                                         familiar chunks inside           encounter a reading           when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG       unknown words.                   roadblock.                    reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                         Model using the new
                                                                              What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                        strategy and add to the chart
         Remind students that                                                   Get your mouth ready   with students. (See sample
         readers naturally combine                                              Think, “Does that
                                                                                                        to the left.)
         several strategies to solve                                             make sense?”
         unknown words. Model                                                   Look for chunks
         using a combination of
         strategies and encourage
         students to do the same.
         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed
         Read Aloud/Shared Reading     o Thinking about your            o Students will learn that      Text Selection: Using a Big
         Bringing It All Together!       thinking is a skill that is      as readers we are capable     Book or other shared
                                         developed through                of thinking in many           reading text, review and
         Review:                         practice.                        different ways.               connect the skills introduced
         Thinking About Character                                                                       this week.
         Making Connections (Text-
         to-Self)
         Does That Make Sense?                                                                          Chart- What do readers do
         Look for Chunks                                                                                when they come to a
                                                                                                        reading roadblock?
Day 15




         Teaching Tip:
         Strategies from week one
         and two will also be
         integrated as part of your
         natural conversation.
         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed

                                                    Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
                      Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Independent Reading & Literacy Centers

Day             Minilesson                 Key Concepts                   Learning Outcomes                Resources Needed
         Read Aloud                   o Readers consider the            o Students will learn that       Text Selection
         Author‟s Purpose               reasons why an author             authors make conscious
                                        chose to write a                  decisions about what to        Chart – Author‟s Purpose
                                        particular piece.                 write and how to write a
                                                                          particular piece.
         Shared Reading               o Readers use strategies to       o Students will learn to         Text Selection
         Reading Strategy – Go Back     solve unknown words               monitor their reading by
         and Reread                     such as rereading to              rereading to maintain          Chart- What do readers do
                                        maintain meaning                  meaning when meaning           when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG                                        breaks down.                   reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                          Model using the new
                                                                               What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                         strategy and add to the chart
                                                                                 Get your mouth ready   with students. (See sample
                                                                                 Think, “Does that
Day 16




                                                                                                         to the left.)
                                                                                  make sense?”
                                                                                 Look for chunks
                                                                                 Go back and reread



         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.

         Consider highlighting an
         author or genre from your
         classroom library to
         motivate students to read
         widely.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed
         Read Aloud                   o Readers consider the            o Students will learn that       Text Selection
         Review Author‟s Purpose        reasons why an author             authors make conscious
         and Introduce Reading          chose to write a                  decisions about what to        Add to Chart – Author‟s
         Response                       particular piece.                 write and how to write a       Purpose
                                      o One of the ways readers           particular piece.
                                        think about their reading       o Students learn basic           Chart – A Quality Reading
         Teacher models writing a       and make their thinking           elements of a quality          Response…
         reading response that          public is writing about           reading response so they
         connects with the              the books they read.              can think critically and
         comprehension focus.                                             write about books they
Day 17




                                                                          are reading.                   Provide sentence stems (See
                                                                                                         sample on left.)
                                                Sentence Leads For Reading Response Journals

                                           o   I think the author wrote this because…
                                           o   The author was trying to…
                                           o   I like the part when ___ because…
                                           o   (Character, Place, Event) reminds me of ___ because…
                                           o   I think…
                                           o   In the story…
                                           o   I wonder…
                                           o   If I were the author I would…




                                                  Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
         Shared Reading                     o Readers use strategies to     o Students will learn to         Text Selection
         Reading Strategy – Go Back           solve unknown words             monitor their reading by
         and Reread                           such as rereading to            rereading to maintain          Chart- What do readers do
                                              maintain meaning                meaning when meaning           when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG                                            breaks down.                   reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                              Model using the strategy
                                                                                   What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                             and review the chart with
                                                                                     Get your mouth ready   students. (See sample to
                                                                                     Think, “Does that
                                                                                                             the left.)
                                                                                      make sense?”
                                                                                     Look for chunks
                                                                                     Go back and reread



         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed
         Read Aloud                         o Readers consider the          o Students will learn that       Text Selection
         Review Author‟s Purpose              reasons why an author           authors make conscious
         and Review Reading                   chose to write a                decisions about what to        Add to Chart – Author‟s
         Response                             particular piece.               write and how to write a       Purpose
                                            o Understanding an                particular piece.
                                              author‟s purpose              o Students will learn that       Chart – A Quality Reading
         Teacher facilitates a shared         supports a reader‟s             understanding an               Response…
         writing of a reading                 comprehension.                  author‟s purpose
         response that connects with        o One of the ways readers         prepares them for
         the comprehension focus in           think about their reading       reading and
         order to gradually release           and make their thinking         understanding the text.
         the responsibility to the            public is writing about       o Students learn basic
         students.                            the books they read.            elements of a quality
                                                                              reading response so they
                  Sentence Leads For Reading Response Journals                can think critically and
                                                                              write about books they
              o   I think the author wrote this because…                      are reading.
              o   The author was trying to…
              o   I like the part when ___ because…
Day 18




              o   (Character, Place, Event) reminds me of ___
                  because…
              o   I think…
              o   In the story…
              o   I wonder…
              o   If I were the author I would…


         Shared Reading                     o Readers use strategies to     o Students will learn to         Text Selection
         Reading Strategy – Review            solve unknown words             monitor their reading and
         Go Back and Reread                   such as rereading to            are introduced to              Chart- What do readers do
                                              maintain meaning                rereading as a strategy        when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG                                            for maintaining meaning.       reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                              Model using the strategy
                                                                                   What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                             and review the chart with
                                                                                     Get your mouth ready   students. (See sample to
                                                                                     Think, “Does that
                                                                                                             the left.)
                                                                                      make sense?”
                                                                                     Look for chunks
                                                                                     Go back and reread




                                                           Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed
         Read Aloud                       o Readers consider the           o Students will learn that       Text Selection
         Review Author‟s Purpose            reasons why an author            authors make conscious
         and Review Reading                 chose to write a                 decisions about what to        Add to Chart – Author‟s
         Response                           particular piece.                write and how to write a       Purpose
                                          o Understanding an                 particular piece.
                                            author‟s purpose               o Students will learn that       Chart – A Quality Reading
                                            supports a reader‟s              understanding an               Response…
                                            comprehension.                   author‟s purpose
                                          o One of the ways readers          prepares them for
                                            think about their reading        reading and
                                            and make their thinking          understanding the text.
                                            public is writing about        o Students learn basic
                                            the books they read.             elements of a quality
                                                                             reading response so they
                                                                             can think critically and
                      Sentence Leads For Reading Response Journals           write about books they
                                                                             are reading.
                  o   I think the author wrote this because…
                  o   The author was trying to…
                  o   I like the part when ___ because…
                  o   (Character, Place, Event) reminds me of ___
                      because…
                  o   I think…
                  o   In the story…
Day 19




                  o   I wonder…
                  o   If I were the author I would…



         Shared Reading                   o Readers use strategies to      o Students will learn to         Text Selection
         Reading Strategy – Review          solve unknown words              monitor their reading and
         Go Back and Reread                 such as rereading to             are introduced to              Chart- What do readers do
                                            maintain meaning                 rereading as a strategy        when they come to a
         Remember to imbed the IPG                                           for maintaining meaning.       reading roadblock?
         Weekly Comprehension
         Focus.                                                                                             Model using the strategy
                                                                                  What Do Readers Do…?
                                                                                                            and review the chart with
                                                                                    Get your mouth ready   students. (See sample to
                                                                                    Think, “Does that
                                                                                                            the left.)
                                                                                     make sense?”
                                                                                    Look for chunks
                                                                                    Go back and reread



         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed




                                                          Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09
         Read Aloud/Shared Reading    o Thinking about your           o Students will learn that    Text Selection: Using a Big
         Bringing It All Together!      thinking is a skill that is     as readers we are capable   Book or other shared
                                        developed through               of thinking in many         reading text, review and
         Review:                        practice.                       different ways.             connect the skills introduced
         Author‟s Purpose                                                                           this week.
         Go Back and Reread


         Teaching Tip:
Day 20




         Strategies from week one,
         two and three will also be
         integrated as part of your
         natural conversation.
         Independent Reading
         Revisit and Monitor
         classroom expectations and
         procedures as needed.
         Literacy Centers
         Revisit, Revise, add Rigor
         as needed




                                                   Austin Independent School District, Elementary Language Arts Department, ‟08-„09

								
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