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Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension

Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to fluently read and comprehend text at their reading level.

Language

Students will be able to fluently read and comprehend text with grade level words using a checklist for support.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Gather students together and choose a short excerpt from a familiar fictional text to read aloud. Review the meaning of fiction and clarify that a fictional text is pretend or imaginary. Explain that although fiction isn't real, sometimes fictional books or stories seem realistic, like the story could happen in real life.
  • Read the text aloud, making sure that you read the words choppy, slowly, and without emotion. Stumble on a few difficult words. After you finish, ask the students to show you a thumbs up or a thumbs down if they understood what you read. Allow a student to share why it was so difficult to understand what you read.
  • Read the text aloud again, this time with good accuracy, expression, and pace to support student comprehension. Ask the students to show you a thumbs up or a thumbs down if they understood what you read. Allow a student to share what changed between the first read aloud and the second read aloud.
  • Explain to the students that today they will be learning about reading fluency and the importance of paying attention to how we read the words to support our understanding of the text.