Four Cities, Four Causes: A Reading Group Lesson Plan
Name: Kelly Gibbons Grade Level/Subject: 5/Reading Prerequisite Knowledge: The students should have developed independent reading skills. The students shouldalso have an idea of what is means to be a critical reader (pick out specific elements of a story, etc.) Thestudents should have worked in a discussion group previously to this assignment so that they understand howsmall group discussion runs. Approximate Time: 30-40 minutes Student Objectives/Student Outcomes:
Student should be able to identify cause and effect relationships in literature.
Student should be able to define specific vocabulary words mentioned in the story.
Student should be able to identify the text features of a nonfiction work.
Students should be able to orally explain their thoughts on specific literary questions.
Student should be able to follow oral directions in order to complete a task.
Student should be able to work independently without much guidance from the teacher. Content Standards:1.A. Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections1.A.1a Apply word analysis skills (word patterns, phonics, etc.) to recognize new words1.B. Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.1.B.2b Identify structure (e.g., description, compare/contrast, cause and effect, sequence) of nonfictiontexts to improve comprehension.1.B.2d Read age-appropriate material with fluency and accuracy.1.C. Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.1.C.2b Make and support inferences and form interpretations about main themes and topics.3.C Comprehend a large range of reading material3.C.1b Identify important themes in language and topics in order to make predictions4.A Listen effectively in formal and informal situations4.A.1a Listen attentively by facing the speaker, making eye contact and paraphrasing what is said4.A.1b Ask questions and respond to questions from the teacher to improve comprehension4.A.1c Follow oral directions accurately Materials/Resources/Technology:1.
Four Great Cities by Margaret Lysecki (copy for each student)2.
Writing Utensil (one for each student)3.
Hard surface (one for each student)4.
Chair (one for each student)5.
Vocabulary picture cards (made by teacher)6.
Before/After worksheet (one for each student) Implementation