Simple Reading Comprehension

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Lesson Topic: Simple reading comprehension (Short story) Gradelevel: K -12 Standards.Length of lesson: 20 minutesStage 1 – Desired ResultsContent Standard(s):The kindergarten children will progress in building strong literaturecontent when they:1.Can mention at least one character in the story.2.Can say what they have understood from the story.3.Can critique the story in terms of which character they think is‘good’ or ‘bad’ and why?4.Ask questions where they do not comprehend.5.Can effectively use vocabulary used in the short story.Children will show progress in literacy skills when they;1.Can pronounce at least half of all the words used in the short story.2.Can sustain attention in reading the story.3.Can relate the story to any other story they know.4.Can choose to play any of the character in the story.5.Can summaries the story in their own words.Understanding (s)/goalsStudents will understand:What the story is all about.Roles of characters in thestory.Can attempt to explain themain characters in the story.Can spell correctly a fewchosen words from the storywithout looking at the text.Can attempt to predict thestory line if it could beexpanded.Essential Question(s):What is the story about?Who are the characters in thestory?Is the story interesting? Why? Ifnot, why?Student objectives (outcomes):Students will be able to:Describe the story in the own words.Relate roles of various characters in the story.Develop all components of language and literacy through speaking,listening, reading and writing as they engage in the activityAsk relevant questions such as what, why, where when and how toshow all-round understand of the story.
Stage 2 – Assessment EvidencePerformance Task(s):Playing the story. This can bedone by having childrenvolunteer roles they would liketo play. If other characters inthe story are not chosen or onecharacter chosen by more thanone child the teacher canassign them to children he/shethings can do well in thosecharacters.("Standards", 2017)Answering short quiz about thestory.Other Evidence:Successfully playing the storyto the conclusion as describedin the story.When the students canverbally narrate story to theteacher and peers in class.When students can identifyand verbally mentioncharacters in the story.When the students can write afew chosen vocabulary fromthe text.Stage 3 – Learning PlanLearning Activities:Pre-Assessment:Work with children in small or large groups to ask themtell a story the already know or talk about their Dads or mothers. This willhelp the teacher to gauge their understanding of the literature and formulateor come up with story with relevant complexity to the kindergarten class.(Serdyukov & Ryan, 2008)Procedure1.Ask for volunteer story tellers from the group. The number can be 2-3children.2.Ask each one of them to say a story about something they like. Itcould be a story about their toy back at home, any member of theirfamilies. Just anything the child finds interesting.3.Ask the volunteers to draw a simple picture of items they things theytalk about in the story. For example if the story was about their favoritetoy then ask them to attempt drawing this. If they can’t the teachershould assist.4.Ask the whole class simple questions such as the name of the toy inthe story narrated. This will help the teacher gauge theircomprehension of the story.(Evans, 2009)MaterialsManila paper
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