Lesson Plan

Reading Goals

Are your students emerging readers? Use this literacy-focused lesson plan to set summer reading goals and help your students express their opinions about books. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Summer Reads** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Summer Reads lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Summer Reads lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify books they would like to read.

Language

Students will be able to explain their opinion about a variety of books using visuals and peer support.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together for a read-aloud.
  • Model choosing the text Dragons Love Tacos from a stack of high-interest read-alouds using a think-aloud to demonstrate your process (e.g., "Which book should I choose?" "I really like books about dragons; this one looks interesting.").
  • Preview the story before you read by going on a picture walk. As you move through the picture walk, share with the class what you like about the text.
  • Read aloud the text.