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Focused Instruction

Focused Instruction
Every week we focus on a new reading skill.  The students practice the skill and are then assessed on it.  They chart their progress on a graph and practice the skills the following week during Success Time.   
 
Words in Isolation
Words in Context
Reading Strategies
Author's Purpose
Story and Literary Structure
Characterization
Inference
Sequencing and Ordering 
Main Idea
Summarization
Drawing Conclusions
Literary Terms and Devices
Interpreting Instructions
 
 
 
Practice the skills: 
 
 

  
Words in Isolation:
Words in Context:
Reading Strategies:
Author's Purpose:
Story and Literary Structure:
Sniffy and Fluffy have an Adventure http://teach.fcps.net/TALK/activities/sri/Sniffy_andFluffy_files/frame.htm 
Characterization:
Inference:
Sequencing and Ordering:
 www.quia.com/pages/sequencingfun.html 
Main Idea:
Summarization:
http://www.readingquest.org/strat/summarize.html 
Drawing Conclusions:
http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae/readingless.html 
Literary Terms and Devices: 
Lesson Ideas for Reading Comprehension and Poetry
http://www.lessonspage.com/LA.htm 
Interpreting Instructions:

 


Teacher Resources
http://www.strategiclearning.org/teachers/mesageboard.htm
Multiple FIP skills: http://www.harvey152.org/isatkids34.htm
Graphic Organizers http://www.region15.org/curriculum/graphicorg.html