Lesson Plan

Reading with Symbols

In this lesson, students will retell stories and use symbols to highlight interesting parts. This lesson can be used alone or with the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Readers Record Their Thinking lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to retell stories.

Language

Students will be able to retell part of a story with grade level words and phrases using symbols and partner support.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Hold up a book that you have read as a class. Call on someone to briefly retell the story.
  • Ask students to share their favorite part of the story. As students share, try to locate the parts in the book. As you locate each part, put a sticky note on the page and draw a heart on the sticky note.
  • Tell students that the sticky notes with hearts on them show your favorite parts of the story.