October 3, 2015
by Elizabeth S. Tyree
Lesson Plan:

Picture Book Pacing

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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.
EL Adjustments
(5 minutes)
  • 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.
(10 minutes)
  • Choose a picture book and read it aloud to them.
  • Go over the self assessment and rubric, letting them know that you expect honesty from them.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to quietly practice reading their books aloud to themselves or with a partner.
(45 minutes)
  • Begin calling students up one at a time to make their audio recordings. If the class has an additional adult present to help, have them positioned at the opposite end of the room or in a quiet part of the hallway. (Each reading will take approximately 5 minutes.)
  • Give each student the self assessment rubric after they have finished recording their read aloud. Have them turn it in after it is completed.
  • Enrichment: Students considered to be advanced verbal readers can be recorded on a video, reading the books and showing the illustrations. Advanced students may be allowed to read a more complex book for their recording.
  • Support: Students in need of support may be allowed one re-record. Students in need of support may be given a slightly lower level book to read aloud. Students in need of extra support may be given a different task to complete for their grade.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to complete their self-assessment rubrics and turn them in.
  • Students will also be assessed with your rubric.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students how they felt about their reading skills. Let them know that it is okay not feel like they did a great job; even teachers stumble over words sometimes!
  • Finally, ask students to go home and read out loud to someone, whether it be their siblings, dolls, parents, or pets.

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