ERIC Number: ED480626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Living Definition of Reading in the Elementary Classroom.
Using the guiding question, "What is reading?," this lesson invites students to interact with a variety of different texts as they attempt to uncover the skills necessary to successfully interact with the text. Based upon the discussion that follows, students will create a living definition of reading. During three 40-minute lessons, students will: identify different characteristics of texts from basic picture books to textbooks; compile a list of processes needed to read the different types of books; and develop a living definition of reading. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A reading survey is attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Picture Books, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Textbooks
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.