A Lesson Plan in Reading
Subject: Language Arts
Skills in Reading Comprehension
Predicting the Outcomes
Materials: Word Cards
Colored illustrated copies of a short story from a book (“Billy’s Puppy” from
Short Stories for Children by Janet Baylock
Story strips and pictures
Size of Class: 15 students
Through the use of word cards help by each student, the students will be able to pair up words with similar meanings together with 90% accuracy.
The students are expected to answer the questions asked by the teacher while the story is being read in parts with 85% accuracy.
85% of the students are expected to participate during recitation.
With the use of story strips and pictures, the students will be able to sequence events in the story chronologically and pair up pictures with the appropriate story strip with 90% accuracy.
The teacher greets the students and conducts routine activities prior to the lesson.
The teacher introduces the first activity – Pair-Share.
The teacher tells and retells instructions to the Pair-Share Activity and briefly discusses the objective of the activity.
The teacher provides each student with a word card.
The teacher asks the students to form a circle and to show the word cards visibly to other students.
The teacher instructs students to pair-up with other students holding word cards with similar meanings.
After the activity, the teacher asks the students to briefly describe the similarities between the words.
After all the students have spoken, the teacher tells the students that the words will be found in the story that they are about to read.
The teacher asks the students to take their seats and hands them each a copy of the story.
The teacher asks a student individually to read a part from the story.
After each part has been read, the teacher asks some questions about what has been read and asks some of the students to guess what events will come after.
After reading the story, the teacher asks the students what they have learned and what they have felt after reading the story.
The teacher begins with another activity, Sequencing Events.
The teacher groups the students and gives them jumbled story strips and pictures.
With a given time limit, the teacher will ask the students to arrange the story strips chronologically and pair them with appropriate pictures.
After sequencing the story strips, the teacher asks the students to discuss their experiences working as a group in front and what they have learned in the process.
The teacher asks the students to take a seat and goes over what they have done the entire day.
The teacher gives an assignment on sequencing events.
Evaluation: Story strip activity by group (children arrange story strips chronologically and pair appropriate pictures to each story strip)
Next Action Plan: For the next day, class will begin by going over the assignment and reviewing previous lesson on vocabulary. After the review, another story will be read and a story strip activity will be done but with a longer story in order to enhance mastery of the skill.
Baylock, Janet. Short Stories for Children. Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com, 2008.