Primary Guided Reading Lesson Plan

Primary Guided Reading Lesson Plan
Title: Communities
By Judy Nayer
ISBN 1-58273-586-7
Literacy Standard:
Standard 7 Objective 2 & Objective 3
Content Standard: Standard 2 Objective 2
Text Structure:
Enduring Understanding: (Purpose for reading)
Essential Questions:
Determine the differences between urban,
suburban and rural communities while paying
attention to headings.
What do the words rural, urban and suburban mean?
What are the differences between rural, urban and
suburban areas of a community?
Language Objective:
Summarizing information
Before Reading
Vocabulary: Introduce the words and have the
students fill out the vocabulary chart.
Making Words: Communities
Rural, urban, suburban, communities
Review short vowel sounds and the use of silent e to
make the long vowel sound. Ask the students to cut
up the letters and come up with at least 10 words
Activate/Build Prior Knowledge:
using their letters.
Ask students if they have ever visited the country,
the city, and talk about their neighborhood.
Discuss as a group what activities you could do in
those three areas.
Go through short vowel words that can be made:
Short e: men, ten, nest, net, set, met
Short i: sit, sin,
Short o: not, cot,
Short u: nut, cut, sun, sum
Silent e words: site, note, cute, mute,
Other words: come, some, suit
Tell the students that the mystery word has four
syllables and that you are going to help the students
make the word by giving them the syllables. Give
the syllables for the students to figure out the word.
Comprehension Strategy:
During Reading
Using appropriate Guided reading strategies, students will be reading at their own pace and teachers will
be listening to students read, monitoring, giving feedback, taking anecdotal notes and running records.
Students will mumble read the text. Teacher taps in to hear individual students read. Take
anecdotal/running record notes.
Attend to Comprehension Within, Beyond, & About the text:
After Reading
What are some characteristics of country life? What are some characteristics of suburban life? What are
some characteristics of urban life? Which type of life do you live? Looking at pg. 14 If you could mix
and match from any of the types of life which would you pick?
Copy pg. 14 and 15 in the book. Cut the pictures up and sort pictures. Glue them onto the worksheets and
write a sentence for each picture.
Attend to Comprehension Within, Beyond, & About the text:
Content Core Integration:(Science, Soc. St., Math, etc.) Social Studies
Listen to student understanding of vocabulary
Picture sort
Move the picture sort to a center
Watch the students as they make words. Note if
they focus on short vowel words or do sight
words/ long vowel words.
Check to see if students can sort the pictures on
the chart. See if they write sentences that
correspond to the pictures.
*Not all activities will be done in each lesson. Some lessons may take multiple days to complete.
However, all students should be reading each time you meet.