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Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit

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Hannah Priest

on 5 December 2013

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Reading Comprehension Strategies Unit
Students have previously learned reading comprehension strategies such as RAP and THIEVES. Students have also previously learned the basics of plot structure.
Pre-test is given one day prior to the beginning of the unit
Lesson 1: Plot
Lesson 2: Compare/Contrast
Lesson 3: Inferencing
Lesson 4: Tone and Mood
Lesson 5: Author's Purpose
Culminating Activities
Post Test
Lesson Plans
24 Students
14 Male
10 Female
18 Caucasian
6 African American
KY Combined Curriculum-5th grade
Students will understand basic story structure (beginning, middle, end).
Describe characters, plot, setting, and problem/solution of a passage.
Students will use prior experiences to help make sense of stories
Common Core
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Explain what the text says explicitly and draw inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
Essential Questions
1. What is plot?

2. What does it mean to compare and contrast?

3. What is tone? How do I identify it?

4. What is mood? How do I identify it?

5. For what reasons does an author write?

6. What is an inference?
Lesson 1: Plot
Lesson 2: Compare/Contrast
Lesson 3: Inferencing
Lesson 4: Tone and Mood
Lesson 5: Author's Purpose
Objective: After reading the short story, "Ferdinand the Bull", students will identify the plot structure (characters, setting, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution), obtaining at least a 10 out of 13 on the teacher made checklist.
Objective: When presented with a Venn Diagram, students will compare and contrast the stories of Lon Po Po and Little Red Riding Hood with 75% accuracy, obtaining a total score of 9 out of 12 on the teacher made rubric.
Objective: When presented with an inference quiz, students will make inferences based on contextual clues and prior knowledge, obtaining an 80% percent (8 out of 10) on the quiz.
Objective: After listening to the reading of the poem, "An October Night", students will identify the tone and mood of the poem with 75% accuracy, obtaining at least a 6 out of 8 on the teacher made rubric.
Objective: When presented with an author's purpose task card, the student will state the author's purpose and back up their claim with at least 50% accuracy, obtaining at least a 1 out of 2 on the teacher made checklist

Lesson Overview:
Discuss story map diagram and fill in graphic organizer
Watch a video of The Three Little Pigs and collaboratively discuss the plot structure of the story with the teacher.
Read the short story, Ferdinand the Bull, and identify the elements of the plot using a story map diagram
Lesson Overview:
Lecture on compare/contrast
Read and map out the stories of Orphan Train and Magnificent Michaela
as a class
Compare/Contrast the characters in Orphan Train and Magnificent Michaela as a class (Create Venn Diagram)
Students will work in groups to read and figure out differences and similarities between the wolf in Lon Po Po and Little Red Riding Hood. They will then put these statements on a giant Venn Diagram on the board.
Students will individually compare/contrast four events in the stories of Lon Po Po and Little Red Riding Hood using a Venn Diagram

Lesson Overview:
Introduce inference
Make inferences of a picture as a class
Make inferences of scenarios on a Power Point as a class
Students will work in groups of 3 in centers to make inferences of written scenarios.
Inference quiz
Inference Scenario:

Sally arrives at home at 4:30 and knows that her mother does not get off of work until 5. Sally also sees that the lights are off in their house.
What can Sally infer?

Lesson Overview:
Introduce tone and mood
Use "The Raven" to introduce identifying tone and mood in literature
Use Mary Poppins trailers to identify tone and mood and to discuss how tone affects mood
Students will practice using and identifying a variety of different tones
Students will individually identify the tone and mood of the poem, "An October Night"
Lesson Overview:
Introduce author's purpose and PIE chart
As a class, determine the author's purpose of various examples on a Power Point
Read "German Police Dogs to Wear Shoes" article and discuss author's purpose
Watch Geico commercial and discuss author's purpose
Students will complete one Author's Purpose Task Card as an exit slip
It was a glorious morning in Alabama. The sun was shining through the trees. Alan couldn't wait to find his fishing pole and call his friend Sam to go fishing. They had a great time on these early morning fishing trips. They took their dogs with them and the dogs would swim in the lake while they fished. It was so funny to watch those dogs paddle around the lake.

What was the author's purpose?
To Inform
To Persuade
To Entertain

Summative Assessments
Culminating Activities
#1: Inference Challenge
Rubric Assessment
#2: What's the Purpose?
Rubric Assessment
#3: Act It Out!
Checklist Assessment
Formative Assessments
Lesson 1: Plot
Story map of Ferdinand the Bull
Checklist Assessment
Lesson 2: Compare/Contrast
Venn Diagram of similarities/differences in the stories of Lon Po Po and Little Red Riding Hood
Rubric Assessment
Lesson 3: Inferencing
Inference Quiz (10 short answer and multiple choice questions)
Lesson 4: Tone and Mood
Tone and mood worksheet ("An October Night" poem)
Rubric Assessment
Lesson 5: Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose Task Card
Checklist Assessment
Culminating Activities
Culminating Activity #1:
Inference Challenge
Write one page about somewhere that is scary without saying that it is a scary place. Use descriptive words to create a frightening tone. The reader must infer that the place is scary.
Culminating Activity #2:
What's the Purpose?
You are going to be writing to your parents about a wild animal. You will either write to:

Inform that that some wild animal is in your house
Persuade them to let you keep a wild animal that you found
Entertain them with a crazy story about a wild animal you saw outside

Describe the wild animal as you write and draw what the animal looks like.
Culminating Activity #3:
Act It Out!
With a partner, create a short script for a play including all elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution). You will present your play to the class.

Possible play topics:
Adventure in Ms. Priest's class
An eventful sports game
Vacation in Florida

Power Point
Author's Purpose
You Tube Videos
Plot-Three Little Pigs
Tone and Mood-Mary Poppins
Author's Purpose-Geico Commericial
Complete worksheets with words or pictures
Complete worksheets through the help of a scribe
Read the text and directions on their worksheets through the help of a reader or word scanner
Complete work by typing out their responses on a computer
Spelling and grammar checker
For students with visual impairments:
documents translated into Braille
enlarged documents
magnification software.
More time to complete their work
Work in supportive groups
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