Lesson Plan

Picture Book Pacing

The ability to read aloud well and with confidence is an important part of student development. In this lesson, students will use picture books and record videos of themselves reading aloud.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to accurately read aloud from a chosen picture book.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Read-Aloud Rubric
  • Tell the students that today, they are going to be spending their time reading picture books.
  • Explain that they will each take a picture book and be given a few minutes to practice reading it out loud before being recorded reading the book aloud.

Beginning:

  • Ask students to think about what a good read aloud includes. Allow them to share ideas in their home language (L1).
  • Provide a word bank for students to choose traits that describe a good read aloud.*

Intermediate:

  • Ask students to think about what a good read aloud includes. (expression, not too fast or slow, not too quiet or loud, smooth reading, etc.)
  • Give them a sentence stem to use as they share their answer: A good read aloud has ________________.