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Sample Lesson for grade 3 students using principles from the science of reading.

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Here's a sample lesson plan for teaching vocabulary development and reading comprehension using principles from the science of reading for third-grade students:


Objective: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and demonstrate comprehension by answering comprehension questions.


Materials:

1. Text passage with unfamiliar words

2. Large chart paper or whiteboard

3. Vocabulary word cards

4. Comprehension questions worksheet


Procedure:


1. Warm-up (5 minutes):

- Begin the lesson by reviewing previously learned vocabulary words.

- Engage students in a brief discussion about the importance of understanding new words in a text and how it helps with reading comprehension.


2. Vocabulary Instruction (15 minutes):

- Introduce the text passage and display it on the board or chart paper.

- Select a few unfamiliar words from the passage and display them using word cards.

- Discuss the importance of context clues in understanding the meaning of unfamiliar words.

- Model the process by using context clues to determine the meaning of one of the words.

- Engage students in a guided practice activity where they work with a partner to use context clues to determine the meaning of another word from the passage.

- Provide feedback and discuss the meanings of the words as a whole class.



3. Reading Comprehension (25 minutes):

- Instruct students to read the text passage silently.

- Have students underline or mark any unfamiliar words they encounter while reading.

- Distribute the comprehension questions worksheet.

- Review the questions as a class to ensure understanding.

- Instruct students to read the passage again, this time aloud or in pairs.

- Encourage students to discuss their answers and support them with evidence from the text.

- Allow sufficient time for students to complete the comprehension questions independently.

- Collect the worksheets and provide feedback.


4. Closure (5 minutes):

- Review the main points of the lesson about using context clues to determine word meaning and answering comprehension questions.

- Reinforce the importance of vocabulary development and reading comprehension in becoming proficient readers.


Note: Depending on the abilities and attention span of your students, you can modify the duration of each activity and include additional activities or strategies to support their learning.



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