Reading for Purpose

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Strengthen reading comprehension and critical thinking skills with our Reading for Purpose Lesson Plan, which introduces students to the purposes of reading, and briefly discusses an author’s purpose for writing content. Explore the numerous reasons for reading both fiction and non-fiction content and equip young students to make connections between their prior knowledge and the content they are reading.  This lesson provides opportunity to encourage more in-depth reading and concentration, as well as presents strategies to enable students to decipher the content they read.

Reading for Purpose Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about reading for purpose
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying purpose from a text
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Strengthen reading comprehension and critical thinking skills with our Reading for Purpose Lesson Plan, which introduces students to the purposes of reading, and briefly discusses an author’s purpose for writing content. Explore the numerous reasons for reading both fiction and non-fiction content and equip young students to make connections between their prior knowledge and the content they are reading.  This interative lesson provides opportunity to encourage more in-depth reading and concentration, as well as presents strategies to enable students to decipher the content they read.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

1. Ask: What is your favorite book you have read or had read to you? Why is it your favorite?
2. Allow for responses and discussion.
3. Ask: What was your purpose for reading the book?
4. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask: What are some other reasons people read books?
5. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce Reading for Purpose.
6. Distribute Reading for Purpose content pages. Read and review the information along with the students. Stop and share related content ideas with the class, use current reading content to help students understand the purpose of reading. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
7. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Distribute supplies. Circulate through the room ensuring students remain on task, assist when necessary, approve rough drafts before students create final posters. Allow students sufficient time for completion.
8. Once all students have completed, students will share the poster with the class, emphasizing important points.
9. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
10.Distribute the Homework page. The next day, read aloud the fable, students share responses. Students
share information about reading habits.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.A

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Reading