“Find Important Facts”
Independent Reading Grade 1
|This lesson focuses on comprehension in nonfiction texts in the Spring of first grade. For emphasis on strategies for processing early levels of text, see Early Meaning Making and Make a Plan. For using running record notations in conferring during Independent Reading, see Focus on Fluency.
|Background on class and structure of IR||Before the Lesson (2:30)|
|Part 1 – Engage (2:28)||The teacher explains students will practice pulling out important information as they read informational text in IR today.||How does the introduction engage the students in the strategy the teacher wants them to try?||Mini-Lesson: Part 1 (0:59)|
|Part 2 – Model and Prepare for Independence (6:47)||The teacher models reading to find information, noting “wow” facts, and choosing the most important facts to record on sticky notes.||How does the teacher’s modeling prepare the students for IR?|
|Conference 1 (6:28)||Teacher confers with individual students while they are independently reading||For each conference, consider:
You may want to consult the teacher conference notes and the student sticky notes as you discuss the above points.
|Conference 1 (1:47)|
|Conference 2 (5:05)||Conference 2 (1:59)|
|Buddy Sharing (3:02)||Students share selections from their reading and strategies they used with the class; students respond to the person sharing||What do you think the advantages and disadvantages are to buddy sharing?||Buddy Sharing (1:06)|
|Closure (2:00)||The whole class reconvenes to bring closure to the lesson||Closure (0:55)|