EDUDEAF: Sample Reading Lesson

Key Words: Instructional strategies, literacy, k-6

Subj: Sample Reading Lessons
Date: 97-03-19 10:56:31 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)
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Hi folks,

We've been talking about reading instruction. I'd love to see sample lessons and/or activities that folks do. I can't always use them exactly as given. But, other ideas often spur my own thinking. I thought I'd share an activity that I am doing with my fifth grader.

Culminating Activity: Signed Presentation (As opposed to a book report)

Book Used: Michael Jordan Star Guard by Ron Knapp

Targeted Skills:

Time Frame: 5 days


Student chooses 2 and teacher chooses 2 chapters of the 8 chapters (Is a rather lengthy, wordy book)

Student reads each chapter. Takes notes AS he reads. Teacher and student review each chapter.

Teacher/student discusson on developing reading comprehension skills. Mini-lesson on outlining - general example, specific examples with his material

Use script frames (paper with blank slide outlines) to layout basic Power Point (presentation software in MS Office) show.

Create Power Point show using reading notes and script frame layout

Go through PP slide show with teacher discussing how to expand the phrases to give a presentation which includes additional material student knows from reading which is not in notes.

Practice it with the Speech & Lang. Pathologist for language as well as any artic help. (This kid does NOT have particularly intelligble speech - thus not A LOT of time is spent on artic. But, general info will be given as well as language expansion concepts)

Give the presentation to classmates, other teachers and parents

There are also computer skills/goals imbedded in this lesson as well - this is what *I* mean when I say technology is MOST effective when it is integrated into the curriculum. It is a TOOL and not the focus. The information and sharing of that, the reading comprehension and the language development is the focus.

I also did a similar reading project with my third grader. After he read an Aesop's Fable he then made a slide detailing the title, characters and the moral of the story. When he did his presentation he was to retell the fable using only the info on the slide and his memory. He took this presentation with us to the Student Showcase at the tech conference.

I have many other ways I imbed technology into the my language arts curriculum which I'd be happy to share if folks are interested or have specific questions.


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