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Ch 2: Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans

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Preparing well organized reading comprehension lesson plans can have a huge impact in how well your students absorb the material. This chapter will show you how to reduce the time you have to spend creating such lesson plans.

Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors go over reading comprehension lesson plans. You will see lesson plan examples for teaching about:

  • Examples, definition and types of metaphors
  • Definition of the author's purpose along with examples
  • Summary and characters of Sarah, Plain and Tall and Where the Wild Things Are
  • Literature's characterization methods
  • Purpose and examples of a preamble
  • Definition and examples of types of irony
  • History of allegory in literature
  • Biographies and autobiographies in literature
  • Examples of character analysis and plot diagrams
  • Examples of satire, hyperbole and simile
  • Imagery and symbolism
  • Identification and analysis of text structure

Lessons are short and focused text and videos that can be used for classroom instruction. The quizzes that accompany the lessons can be used as a way for you to assess the students' understanding of the material.

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  • Efficiency: Speeds up lesson planning by oroviding resources you can use in your reading comprehension instruction
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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning reading comprehension lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific reading comprehension topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your reading comprehension class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related reading comprehension lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important reading comprehension concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant reading comprehension-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

39 Lessons in Chapter 2: Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans
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Reading Workshop Lesson Plan Template

1. Reading Workshop Lesson Plan Template

Teachers know planning can sometimes be tricky. With lots of moving parts, reading workshop planning may seem overwhelming. Use this lesson to gain a better understanding of the planning process, then take a look at a sample lesson plan template.

Guided Reading Lesson Plan Template & Example

2. Guided Reading Lesson Plan Template & Example

Guided reading time is a great opportunity for teachers to meet with students who are reading at a similar level or who have similar skill deficits to provide targeted instruction. The guided reading template that is included in this lesson plan will help organize your guided reading lessons.

Levels of Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan

3. Levels of Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan

Students will learn about three levels of reading comprehension: literal, inferential & evaluative. They will watch a video, answer discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Analyzing Literary Passages Lesson Plan

4. Analyzing Literary Passages Lesson Plan

Walk your students through text analysis with this easy-to-follow lesson plan. Students start off watching a video lesson that gives them step-by-step directions for analyzing literary passages and then put these skills to the test with an activity and quiz.

Guided Reading Lesson Plan for 3rd Grade

5. Guided Reading Lesson Plan for 3rd Grade

Use this lesson plan to help your third grade students work through comprehension in the text Sarah, Plain and Tall. We'll walk you through your group lesson and provide detailed activities to support high-level learning.

Annotating Literature Lesson Plan

6. Annotating Literature Lesson Plan

This lesson plan presents activities for teaching students how to annotate literature. Students make an annotation key, which they then use for annotation practice. Activities related to margin notes are also included.

Annotating Literature: Techniques & Examples

7. Annotating Literature: Techniques & Examples

What does it mean to annotate? If you ask yourself questions while you read and highlight or mark up texts, you're halfway to mastering this skill. In this lesson, we will learn about annotation and how to successfully annotate works of literature.

Making Predictions Lesson Plan

8. Making Predictions Lesson Plan

Teaching your students to make predictions is a good way to increase comprehension. This Study.com lesson teaches students to activate prior knowledge to make predictions, and students practice the skill with an engaging activity.

Inference Lesson Plan for Elementary School

9. Inference Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan provides students practice making inferences using the images in picture books. After reading an informative text lesson, students will be reminded of a time when they were pre-readers and had to guess the story from the pictures. Students will channel those inference-making skills in this fun group activity.

Using Context to Find Word Meaning Lesson Plan

10. Using Context to Find Word Meaning Lesson Plan

Teach your students the skill of using context clues to define words with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video on the topic, practice with texts in small groups, then play a game. A short quiz lets you determine understanding.

Connotation & Denotation Lesson Plan

11. Connotation & Denotation Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students be able to better read between the lines by learning the difference between connotation and denotation. Along the way, they will analyze how connotation allows for meaning to go far beyond a simple definition.

Drawing Conclusions Lesson Plan

12. Drawing Conclusions Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the importance of drawing conclusions in reading with this video lesson. Students begin by defining the term, then are guided through practice before applying concepts in an activity.

Recognizing Bias Lesson Plan

13. Recognizing Bias Lesson Plan

If you are teaching students to analyze written work, use this lesson plan to help them learn the differences between bias, assumptions, and stereotypes in writing. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Self-Monitoring Checklist for Reading Comprehension

14. Self-Monitoring Checklist for Reading Comprehension

Learning to monitor their own comprehension can help make students successful and independent readers. This lesson provides a checklist students can use to make sure they understand what they are reading.

Temporal Connectives Lesson Plan

15. Temporal Connectives Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you teach students to understand the function and purpose of temporal connectives. A text lesson explains what temporal connectives are and identifies the ways we use them, then students do an activity and take a quiz.

Temporal Connectives: Definition & Examples

16. Temporal Connectives: Definition & Examples

Temporal connectives are important parts of our language which you already use all the time. In this lesson, we'll talk about identifying and using these words, as well as where they fit in English grammar.

Close Reading Lesson Plan

17. Close Reading Lesson Plan

Through the activities in this lesson plan, students will learn strategies for close reading and will practice annotating text using these strategies.

Close Reading Lesson Plan for Middle School

18. Close Reading Lesson Plan for Middle School

In this lesson plan, the teacher introduces students to strategies for close reading and big picture reading. Students practice using close reading strategies while reading a narrative text.

Close Reading Lesson Plan for Elementary School

19. Close Reading Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Close reading is an essential skill for students. This lesson plan summarizes the process of close reading with the use of a text lesson. An activity gives students a chance to practice close reading skills.

Visual Literacy Lesson Plan for Elementary School

20. Visual Literacy Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Through this lesson plan, students will define visual literacy, learn to closely examine visual images using the quadrant method and 'step into' a painting.

Visual Literacy Lesson Plan

21. Visual Literacy Lesson Plan

What is visual literacy and why is it important? This lesson plan will help you summarizes key points about visual literacy for students using a text lesson. A fun game tests the visual literacy of students.

Visual Literacy: Definition & Examples

22. Visual Literacy: Definition & Examples

This lesson introduces the concept of visual literacy, defining the term and discussing its importance. To help students develop visual literacy, we includes some techniques used in photography and how they convey a message.

Story Pyramid Lesson Plan

23. Story Pyramid Lesson Plan

As educators we learn and apply many strategies that increase student achievement. In this lesson, you'll introduce students to the story pyramid strategy. They will read a lesson, answer discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Story Pyramid: Strategy & Example

24. Story Pyramid: Strategy & Example

There are many ways to help students comprehend the information they read. In this lesson we will examine the concept of a story pyramid and learn how to teach students to utilize the activity to comprehend and analyze texts.

Book Club Lesson Plan for Elementary School

25. Book Club Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Book clubs are informal discussions about books that can be used in the classroom to motivate students and to encourage comprehension and exploration of text. In this lesson, students learn about book clubs and how they work so that they can participate in a classroom book club.

Context Clues Lesson Plan

26. Context Clues Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to guide your instruction on the comprehension skill of using context clues. Have students practice identifying context clues in text, deciphering their meaning. Next, students will create context clues of their own.

Inference Lesson Plan

27. Inference Lesson Plan

Use a Study.com video to show how inferences are used to construct meaning, then practice with a fun activity and inferring strategies with familiar text.

Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan

28. Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students strategies to use before, during, and after reading to help remember and understand what they read. Practice with text.

Reading Lesson Plan Template

29. Reading Lesson Plan Template

Using a lesson plan template for reading instruction is an effective method for making sure the most important elements of reading comprehension are included in daily lessons. This piece provides a template that you may use to write lessons.

Sequence of Events Lesson Plan

30. Sequence of Events Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students about the sequence of events in nonfiction texts. Teach students how to recognize and organize thinking when encountering this type of text.

Interpreting Quotes Lesson Plan

31. Interpreting Quotes Lesson Plan

Words carry literal and connotative meaning, both of which are important to understanding a passage. Your students will learn this as they work to identify crucial words in a passage and use synonyms to alter the tone.

Shades of Meaning Lesson Plan

32. Shades of Meaning Lesson Plan

Just as colors come in different shades and levels of intensity, so do words. In this lesson, students will learn about shades of meaning and complete an activity allowing them to practice arranging words according to their levels of intensity.

Making Inferences Lesson Plan for Middle School

33. Making Inferences Lesson Plan for Middle School

This lesson plan teaches students to make inferences from informational text. The plan includes a video lesson, group and individual activities, and lesson extensions.

Making Connections Activities for Kids

34. Making Connections Activities for Kids

Help your elementary students make connections to their reading using these independent, partner, and team activities. Providing hands-on practice with the text-text, text-self, and text-world framework can help solidify student learning.

Story Map Template

35. Story Map Template

Students can use story maps to help increase their comprehension of a text or to plan their own writing. These two templates allow students to visually represent both a basic event map and a map of plot elements.

Character Description Template

36. Character Description Template

Character analysis supports comprehension in literacy and helps writers create unique characters. This asset provides a character description template and examples that demonstrates how it might be used in the classroom.

Reflective Reading Activities for Middle School

37. Reflective Reading Activities for Middle School

Engage your middle school students in these activities to help them practice reflective reading. These team exercises can help you guide them in developing visualization, note-taking, and paraphrasing skills.

Reflective Reading Activities for High School

38. Reflective Reading Activities for High School

Helping your high school students reflect on what they read can prove to be a challenge. These independent, partner, and team activities can help you guide students through acts of reflection, such as journaling, paraphrasing, and sketching.

Structural Analysis in Reading Activities

39. Structural Analysis in Reading Activities

Structural analysis helps students decode, spell, and comprehend unfamiliar words by breaking them down into parts. The following activities will help readers practice using structural analysis.

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