Reading Minis


Reading Actively: Previewing


This lesson teaches students how to use text features and key content to determine what a text is about before reading it. It includes brief instruction on how to preview a text, a model, practice identifying important text features and key content, and a multiple-choice assessment of students’ understanding of the strategy.

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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: Setting a Purpose, Connecting and Reacting, Predicting, Asking Questions, and Visualizing.