Lesson Plan

Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms

The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use text evidence to prove their answers to comprehension questions.

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

(3 minutes)
Reading Comprehension:  The Ice Cream DisasterReading Comprehension: Sugar and SpiceFrayer Model: Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Share the title of the fiction text that students will be reading in today’s lesson: Sugar and Spice. Ask them to share ideas about what the story could be about.
  • Ask them what the 5W’s + H questions are. (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How). Explain that they will be reading the text, answering questions that start with those question starters, and using information from the text to prove their answers.

Beginning: Share an image of sugar and spice and provide a student-friendly definition in students' home language (L1) and new language L2.

Intermediate: Provide a sentence stem for student predictions: "The story could be about ____."