Rick's Reading Workshop: Mini-Lesson

Grade 5 / Reading / Comprehension
CCSS: ELA.RL.5.3 ELA.RL.5.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

5

5th Grade

3

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

5

5th Grade

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Develop theories of character traits as part of active reading
Length
7 min
Questions to Consider
How does Rick use a "think aloud" to model this thinking while reading the book?
What strategies does Rick use to engage students in the story?
Notice how Rick justifies the changes in his theory with details from the book.
Support Materials Below
"Theory" Sentence Frame Character Traits Vocabulary
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.5.3, ELA.RL.5.4

Supporting Materials

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  • "Theory" Sentence Frame

  • Character Traits Vocabulary

  • Transcript for Rick's Reading Mini Lesson

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