1. Topic-
"text to self" comprehension
2. Content-
Guided Reading Groups
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Student will connect story with personal experiences
2.Students will discuss the connection of their own experience they have to the story.
3.Student will write about a time when they felt like the little girl in the story in 5 sentences.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will be able to identify with the text and converse and compose a written piece that expresses the "Self to Text"concept with 100% accuracy.

Michigan Standards for Comprehension: R.CM.06.01
Connect personal knowledge and experiences to text through oral and written responses.
5. Materials and Aids-
Book "The Ant City"
Chalk board/chalk
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Read the story together round robin style. Checking for correct reading structure and words.


B. Development-

1.Model and state on back board how the teacher is like the girl in the story by writing 5 short sentences.


C. Practice-

1.Start the written process at the table for two sentences and send them back to seat while teacher floats around to help with process.


D. Independent Practice-

1.On the next guided reading book have them do the process again independently using the same technique.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Let the students use the co-writer to spell, or use the computer in word, or have the teacher scribe the selection for the student.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.List of questions about the girl in the story.
Why was she waiting?
Who was she waiting for?
Why was she sitting on the front steps?
Do you like to wait on someone?
What did she do to entertain her-self?
What would you have done?
Have you ever waited a long time for someone?

2.Compare and contrast their experiences.

G. Closure-

1.Join back together at the reading table, and encourage students to share their written work with their peers and praise them for all the hard work they did!
7. Evaluation-
1.Check for understanding by asking them questions about their own experiences.
2.Check if their paper that is written expresses what they have stated.

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