The following is a summary of the daily reading components:

  • Guided Reading: small group instruction based on student needs.
  • Reader’s Workshop: whole group instruction with an in-depth focus on how reading works.
  • Read Aloud: the teacher reads literature to the students modeling strategies with a focus on comprehension.
  • Shared Reading: the teacher and students participate in reading an enlarged text.
  • Independent Reading: students read literature of their choice at their independent level to practice fluent and phrased reading.


Unit of Study Time Frame of Study
Building a Reading Life 2 weeks
How Readers Respond to Their Reading Through Writing 2 weeks
Characterization 2 weeks
Road Map of Fiction 1 week
Interpretation of Illustrations in Fiction and Nonfiction 2 weeks
Determine Central Message, Lesson, or Moral of Story 3 weeks
Nonfiction 3 weeks
Compare & Contrast Different Versions of the Same Story 3 weeks
Point of View 2 weeks
Identifying the Main Purpose of a Text 3 weeks
Road Map of Fiction 2 weeks
Asking & Answering Questions Within Fiction and Nonfiction 3 weeks
Compare & Contrast Two Texts on the Same Topic 2 weeks
Poetry 3 weeks
Book Talks 1 week
Literature Discussion Groups 1 week
Research 1 week


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