1. Topic-
Reading Comprehension Strategies
2. Content-
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Sequence of Events
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will be able to recognize the genre of Realistic Fiction.
2. Students will be able to monitor their reading and ask clarifying questions when they do not understand a passage.
3. Students will be able to correctly sequence the events of a story.
4. Objectives-
After reading "The Family Garden," students will be able to produce a flow map showing the story's sequence of events.
5. Materials and Aids-
Phonics Library student books, Strategies worksheet, Avervision, projector
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Review genre: Realistic Fiction
2. Review strategy: Monitor/Clarify
3. Review strategy: Sequence of Events
4. "Raise your hand if you've ever been in a real garden. Today's story will take place in a backyard garden."

B. Development-

1. Predict/Infer: "What do you expect the author to show us in this story?" Discuss.
2. Read the story together. Stop every couple of pages for students to monitor/clarify.
3. Point out transition words used by the author: finally, after, then, and now.

C. Practice-

Students will create their own flow map of the sequence of events while the teacher demonstrates.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Using their flow map, students will pair up with a partner and summarize/retell the story.
2. If time permits, students will partner read the story.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Intervention grouping

F. Checking for understanding-

Throughout lesson

G. Closure-

When is it a good idea to use Sequence of
7. Evaluation-
1. Flow map
2. Retelling of story

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