Reading Minis


Reading Actively: Setting a Purpose


This lesson will help your students read more efficiently by showing them how to establish a purpose for reading and use it to determine how to read a text. It includes brief instruction on reading purpose, a model, practice determining how to read a text for a specific purpose and using the identified reading strategy to locate information in a text, and a multiple-choice assessment of students’ understanding of the strategy and their ability to apply it.

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Product Description

Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on reading actively. For additional instruction on reading actively, see the following lessons: Previewing, Connecting and Reacting, Predicting, Asking Questions, and Visualizing.


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