LESSON THREE: Watch the Road Signs
Teacher models fluent reading and students practice their reading rate with partners. Students use verbal and nonverbal communications.
R1D Read grade-level instructional text with fluency, accuracy, and appropriate expression; adjusting reading rate to difficulty and type of text.
LS2 In discussions and presentations, speak clearly and stay on topic, use appropriate tone of voice, rate of speech, fluency/inflections and eye contact.
LS1 Listen for enjoyment, information, directions, to identify and evaluate tone, mood, and emotions of verbal and nonverbal communications.
§ Sources of literature
o Picture books and short nonfiction text for partners
§ Handouts provided
o Student self assessment T-chart
§ Words to know
o reading rate
o verbal communications
Self assessment (using T-chart) of partner reading from picture and nonfiction books.
Choose partners prior to activity keeping in mind varying reading levels and the variety of text available. Provide picture books and short nonfiction texts for partners.
What ways can you successfully work with a partner as you read?
What should you consider about your reading rate as you practice with different kinds of texts?
Students may consider sitting side-by-side making sure both students can see the book.