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					                    FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                         READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
 Competency          2. The student will apply strategies and skills to comprehend,
                     respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing
                     length, difficulty, and complexity.
Objective (s):       a. The student will use text features, parts of a book, and text
                     structures to analyze text.
                     (DOK 2)
                     1) Text features – titles, illustrations, headings, graphs, etc.
                     2) Parts of a book – title page, title, author, illustrator, table of
                     contents, etc.
                     3) Text structures – sequential order and description
                     4) Genres- fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

               MDE SUGGESTED TEACHING STRATEGIES
• After reviewing the use of text features such as titles, headings, illustrations, and graphs,
the teacher will ask students to analyze a new text using the title, heading, graph or
illustrations.
• The teacher will read the title of a book and state thought-provoking questions about the
title and illustrations as students observe. He/she will scan pages throughout the book and
ask questions regarding the title and illustrations. Teacher shall make predictions as to
what will happen and the reasons for making such predictions. The teacher will generate
questions from the scanning of the book to employ listening skills in order to find
answers. As the teacher reads, reflect on specific points or events and determine what
comes to mind from the points or events. He/she will allow students to confirm
predictions in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Students shall demonstrate the
action modeled through role-playing before the class.



                  ADDITIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES
Additional Strategies:
• The teacher will introduce the parts of a book. The teacher will model using highlighter
tape to identify title page, title, author, and illustrator of a book for students during a
shared reading of a big book. The teacher will have student volunteers identify each of the
part of a book independently. Table of contents can be modeled through the students’
basal text.
• The teacher will display various books or stories and identify the title and names of the
author/illustrator. The teacher will explain the function of each title, author, illustrator and
book cover.
• The teacher will use a Double Bubble Map ( looks like a Venn Diagram) to compare
and contrast the story elements of fiction and nonfiction stories.
• The teacher will use a Bubble Map (large circle with lines extending) to describe story
elements (setting, characters, events, etc.)
• The teacher will write parts of the story on sentence strips and have students put in
sequential order.




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
                       ASSESSMENT SUGGESTIONS
Teacher observation
Concepts of print checklist


                              ELL SUGGESTIONS




                       INTERVENTION SUGGESTIONS




                        ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS




                RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY LINKS
www.edhelper.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can create worksheets
or select from a list of worksheets organized by topic.
www.readinga-z.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can select from
printable books that are organized by topic and level.
www.starfall.com Free! This site is great for gaining phonics skills.
www.lessonplanet.com This site requires a yearly fee. The site features lesson plans
that have been rated by a panel of teachers. You can put in a topic and grade level
and get a list of plans.
www.beaconlearningcenter.com- Free! This is great source for lesson plan ideas.
RIVERDEEP
reading.ecb.org – “Into the Book” Free! This website contains many ideas for
teaching a variety of reading strategies. It also has a discussion board.




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
    Competency       2.The student will apply strategies and skills to comprehend,
                    respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing
                    length, difficulty, and complexity.
Objective (s):      b. The student will understand, infer, and make simple predictions.
                    (DOK 2)
                    1) Answer and generate who, what, when, where, why, and how
                    questions.
                    2) Answer and generate questions about characters, settings, and
                    events.
                    3) Make simple inferences based on information from narrative and/or
                    informational text.
                    4) Identify the main idea of a simple story or topic of an informational
                    text.
                    5) Make a prediction about narrative or informational text and
                    confirm or revise the prediction.
                    6) Use key words in text to justify prediction(s).

               MDE SUGGESTED TEACHING STRATEGIES
• The teacher will model summarizing a simple story by using the following format:
        Somebody- Wanted- But- So. Example: Goldilocks wanted porridge but it was
        too hot so she took a nap. The students will provide details from the story to
        complete the sentence frame.
• The teacher will use his/her hand to model “who”, “what”, “when” “where,” “why” and
“how” questions. The five fingers represent the 5 “W” questions and the palm is the
“How”. The students will use their hand to pose questions to their classmates about a
story that has been read aloud. Questions should include details about characters, setting,
and major story events.
• The students will identify the main idea of an informational text by answering the
question, “What is the point of the story?” (To teach, to tell, to explain, to entertain)



                  ADDITIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES
• The teacher will model the use of pre-reading strategies (e.g., previewing, connecting
prior knowledge, making predictions about text based on content, illustrations, and
personal experience) to anticipate meaning and increase understanding while listening to
text. The teacher will guide the students in prereading student selected books.
• The teacher will assist the students in using high-interest signs, advertisements, notices,
etc. from newspapers magazines, etc. (i.e. McDonald’s) to place an emphasis on
comprehension skills. The teacher will ask guided questions (Who, what, when, where,
how and why) in order to participate in a class discussion.
• Story Grammar Elements: Narrative Text- Introducing story grammar elements using a
story map
• Making Predictions- KWL Chart(What you Know, What you Want to know, What you
Learned)
• The teacher will have students draw pictures discussing the main idea of a simple story




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
and allow them to visually and orally share their work.
•The students will use dramatics and props, such as, flannel boards, puppets, or character
necklaces.
• The teacher will read a story aloud. She or he will have the students recall what
happened at the beginning, middle, and end.
In order to help students understand what the story is about “do the book” or “act it out.”
The teacher will ask, “What characters do we need?” “Where did the story take place?”
(setting) The teacher may use the “Beach Ball Technique” with questions written on each
colored stripe about the story.


                        ASSESSMENT SUGGESTIONS
Teacher observation
Checklist
Student response

                               ELL SUGGESTIONS




                       INTERVENTION SUGGESTIONS




                        ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS




                 RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY LINKS
www.edhelper.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can create worksheets
or select from a list of worksheets organized by topic.
www.readinga-z.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can select from
printable books that are organized by topic and level.
www.starfall.com Free! This site is great for gaining phonics skills.
www.lessonplanet.com This site requires a yearly fee. The site features lesson plans
that have been rated by a panel of teachers. You can put in a topic and grade level
and get a list of plans.
www.beaconlearningcenter.com- Free! This is great source for lesson plan ideas.
www.riverdep.com




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS

    Competency      2. The student will apply strategies and skills to comprehend,
                    respond to, interpret, or
                    evaluate a variety of texts of increasing length, difficulty, and
                    complexity.
Objective (s):      c. The student will recognize or generate an appropriate summary or
                    paraphrasing of the events or ideas in text, citing text-based evidence.
                    (DOK 2)
                    1) Retell a story including characters, setting, and important
                    events.
                    2) Retell the correct sequence of events in narrative and/or
                    informational text.

               MDE SUGGESTED TEACHING STRATEGIES
The teacher will have the students create a mural backdrop of the story’s setting and retell
the story using puppet characters.
• After the teacher reads a story aloud, he/she will model making connections between
stories. Students will be encouraged to make their own text-to-text connections. Example:
Chicken Sunday reminds me of Aunt Flossie’s Hats and Crab Cakes Later because hats
are an important element to both stories.
• The teacher will model drawing a chart like the one below. He/she will suggest that after
they read a story from a self-selected book, they go back and list the most important
things that happened at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of that story. The
teacher will point out that doing this will help them remember the story so that they can
tell their family and friends about it later. He/she will have the students complete the chart
by sharing responses and as the teacher does the writing.



                  ADDITIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES
• Story Grammar Elements: The teacher will read a story to the students. After
completing the story, the teacher will guide the students in completing a story map
displaying setting, characters, problem, important story events and conclusion.
• The teacher will draw simple pictures from the story. The students will use the pictures
to put the story in sequential order.
• The teachers will have the students create a mural backdrop of the story’s setting and
retell the story using puppet character.


                         ASSESSMENT SUGGESTIONS
Teacher observation
Student response
Checklist




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
                           ELL SUGGESTIONS




                       INTERVENTION SUGGESTIONS




                        ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS
The teacher will model drawing a chart labeled beginning, middle, and end. The student
will read a self-selected book. The student will go back and list the most important things
that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then complete the chart.



                 RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY LINKS
www.edhelper.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can create worksheets
or select from a list of worksheets organized by topic.
www.readinga-z.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can select from
printable books that are organized by topic and level.
www.starfall.com Free! This site is great for gaining phonics skills.
www.lessonplanet.com This site requires a yearly fee. The site features lesson plans
that have been rated by a panel of teachers. You can put in a topic and grade level
and get a list of plans.
www.beaconlearningcenter.com- Free! This is great source for lesson plan ideas.
riverdeep.psd.k12.ms.us/lms
www.wordcentral.com- Free! This website is great for building vocabulary and
using more interesting words when writing.




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
    Competency      2. The student will apply strategies and skills to comprehend,
                    respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing
                    length, difficulty, and complexity.
Objective (s):      d. The student will analyze, interpret, compare, or respond to
                    increasingly complex literary and informational text, citing text-based
                    evidence. (DOK 3)
                    1) Interpret text through moving, drawing, speaking, acting, or
                    singing.
                    2) Make connections between self and text or text and text after
                    sharing text or reading text independently.
                    3) Compose visual images based on text.
                    4) Identify favorite passages.

              MDE SUGGESTED TEACHING STRATEGIES
• The teacher and the students create a class informational concept book for a current unit
of study in science or social studies. The teacher will provide examples of concept books
for students to use as guides/models.
• The students will role-play their favorite scene from a familiar story.
• During shared reading, the teacher will model reading several Aesop’s fables and lead a
discussion about how the fables are similar and different. The teacher and the students
create a Venn diagram together to chart comparisons.

                  ADDITIONAL TEACHING STRATEGIES
• The teacher will guide the students in small groups using guided reading aids to read
progressively longer segments of reading materials. The teacher will begin with a single
word, progress to several words and phrases, and sentences.
• Think-Pair-Share: The teacher will distribute passages for a story. The students will
individually read two different passages. After completing the readings, the students will
work in pairs to discuss the two passages. The teacher and students will complete a class
Tree Map displaying the students’ favorite passages. Students will write story summaries
and draw illustrations of their favorite passages.


                         ASSESSMENT SUGGESTIONS
Teacher observation
Student response
Checklist

                                ELL SUGGESTIONS




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                   FIRST GRADE TEACHING STRATEGIES
                        READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
                      INTERVENTION SUGGESTIONS




                        ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS
The student will create an informational booklet for a current area of study in science or
social studies. The teacher will provide examples of concept books for students to use as
guides/ models.




                RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY LINKS
www.edhelper.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can create worksheets
or select from a list of worksheets organized by topic.
www.readinga-z.com- This site requires a yearly fee. Teachers can select from
printable books that are organized by topic and level.
www.starfall.com Free! This site is great for gaining phonics skills.
www.lessonplanet.com This site requires a yearly fee. The site features lesson plans
that have been rated by a panel of teachers. You can put in a topic and grade level
and get a list of plans.
www.beaconlearningcenter.com- Free! This is great source for lesson plan ideas.
riverdeep.psd.k12.ms.us/lms
www.wordcentral.com- Free! This website is great for building vocabulary and
using more interesting words when writing.




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