Lesson Plan

Reading Closely

Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Main Idea and Supporting Evidence pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to answer questions about short passages using textual evidence.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(10 minutes)
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  • Introduce the lesson by telling students that today, they will be working on reading a short piece of text and taking it apart to look at the deeper meaning of the text. By doing this, they will become stronger readers and find it easier to answer questions about different stories.
  • Let the class know that they will be reading a text several times and discussing it with a partner.

Beginning

  • Front-load key terms like "main idea" and "evidence" using visuals or vocabulary cards with student-friendly definitions.

Intermediate

  • Prior to the lesson, give ELs an opportunity to preview the texts that will be used in the lesson.

Related Guided Lesson

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Grade
fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing