Primary Guided Reading Lesson Plan Title: Communities Genre: By Judy Nayer NF ISBN 1-58273-586-7 Literacy Standard: Standard 7 Objective 2 & Objective 3 Content Standard: Standard 2 Objective 2 Text Structure: Narrative 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? Informational Level: L Language Objective: Summarizing information Before Reading Vocabulary: Introduce the words and have the Phonics/Mechanics: 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: Summarizing 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 Assessment: Activities: Listen to student understanding of vocabulary words. 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.