Lesson Plan

Stop and Jot!

Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Sticky Reading Comprehension lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Sticky Reading Comprehension lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to retell a text, including key details.

Language

Students will be able to identify blends and digraphs and retell a text, including key details, using the stop and jot technique.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Explain to students that today they will be learning about blends and digraphs and using the stop and jot active reading strategy to understand and remember details after reading a new short story.
  • Remind students that good readers comprehend what they are reading. Call on a few volunteers to explain what the word comprehension means. Clarify that comprehension means, "I understand what I read."
  • Ask students to stand up and repeat the following chant with movement:
    • Comprehension means I understand (touch head) what I read!