Lesson Plans

Above is a screen shot from the highest level of activity. In it, students who can read and write are asked to read the question about what to do before a party and answer with a full sentence. he picture-word toolbars help students interact with the text visually by finding the picture that makes the most sense. It also gives the student a clue when answering the question, promoting independent, in-assignment prompting, rather than verbal help from me or other staff.

This level can be further differentiated by allowing emerging readers to listen to the text as they read along, and/or by asking emerging writers to type the word or phrase rather than a full-sentence.

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Janice Bellinger