This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
Students will be able to understand that close reading is a strategy that helps them read with a focus in order to deepen comprehension.
Students will be able to describe story details with adjectives, adverbs, and verbs using cooperative learning groups.
Activate prior knowledge by asking students to think about what helps them focus when they read independently. Allow students time to think on their own before sharing with a partner. Then, have them share out as a group.
Share that readers sometimes lose focus when they are reading a text, and then they realize they don't understand the story. They missed important information because they were not paying attention. Explain that today's lesson will be about a strategy they can use that will help them focus and pick up on details that matter.
Go over the language objective and have students repeat it aloud.