Differentiated Reading Lessons

By on February 15, 2015

At LiteracyTA, we care about helping students learn through reading, speaking, and writing skills. To support our teachers, we have developed a five step reading process that slows down the decisions proficient readers make while reading. Then, we identified reading purposes like reading argument and reading collaboratively that are aligned to our reading process. Each reading purpose has it's own unique activities. The reading purposes give teachers something new to do with students and can be used to differentiate reading lessons.

Our reading skills and activities model the types of questions readers ask while reading and give students guidance as they learn to read for deeper meaning.

Let's continue to move students forward by teaching them the academic skills they need to adapt and independently learn in today's Information Age.

Here is how it works.

The drop down feature on the Skill Category page allows teachers to select different purposes for reading. When a purpose is selected, the handouts for each of the five steps change, offering new reading skills and activities for students.


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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and large portions of the text relate to each other and the whole.
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