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Example of 5-Day Literacy Plan using Houghton-Mifflin

Modifications


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Modifications in Monday's lesson:

Used the tradebook instead of reading aloud from the teacher's edition.

Added vocabulary activities before, during, and after the read-aloud.

Eliminated Practice pages during whole-group phonics instruction.

Differentiated phonics instruction occurred daily for the lowest group of readers rather than 2-3 times weekly. Targeted features for small-group instruction were based on PALS 1-3 results and the H-M Phonics/Decoding Screening test.

Eliminated Practice Book page 69 or complete during independent work.

Added rereading to promote fluency. Note: Establish an independent fluency station in the classroom (Click here to see a sample of fluency tasks - Click here to download a PDF sample fluency tasks)

Switched the Phonics Library reading from Monday to Thursday. Substituted alternative decodable text (Truck Tricks) that emphasizes the target phonics features.

Note: Writing and Language instruction is completed during process writing instruction outside of the 90-minute block.


Modifications in Tuesday's lesson:

Added a read-aloud to whole-group instruction.

Added rereading to promote fluency. Note: Establish an independent fluency station in the classroom (Click here to see a PDF sample fluency tasks)

Differentiated phonics instruction occurred daily for the lowest group of readers rather than 2-3 times weekly. Targeted features for small-group instruction were based on PALS 1-3 results and the H-M Phonics/Decoding Screening test.

Because the anthology selection was too difficult for this group, an instructional level text was substituted. The anthology selection is available on tape at the listening center.

Note: Writing and Language instruction is completed during process writing instruction outside of the 90-minute block.


Modifications in Wednesday's lesson:

Added a read-aloud to whole-group instruction.

Differentiated phonics instruction occurred daily for the lowest group of readers rather than 2-3 times weekly. Targeted features for small-group instruction were based on PALS 1-3 results and the H-M Phonics/Decoding Screening test.

Because the anthology selection was too difficult for this group, an instructional level text was substituted. The anthology selection is available on tape at the listening center.

Note: Writing and Language instruction is completed during process writing instruction outside of the 90-minute block.


Modifications in Thursday's lesson:

Added a read-aloud to whole-group instruction.

Added rereading to promote fluency. Note: Establish an independent fluency station in the classroom (Click here to see a PDF sample fluency tasks)

Eliminated Practice pages during whole-group phonics instruction.

Differentiated phonics instruction occurred daily for the lowest group of readers rather than 2-3 times weekly. Targeted features for small-group instruction were based on PALS 1-3 results and the H-M Phonics/Decoding Screening test.

Because the anthology selection was too difficult for this group, an instructional level text was substituted. The anthology selection is available on tape at the listening center.

Switched the Phonics Library reading from Monday to Thursday.

Note: Writing and Language instruction is completed during process writing instruction outside of the 90-minute block.


Modifications in Friday's lesson:

Read-aloud was added to whole-group instruction.

To promote fluency, a poetry activity was added to small group instruction. Note: Establish an independent fluency station in the classroom (Click here to see a PDF sample fluency tasks)

Differentiated phonics instruction occurred daily for the lowest group of readers rather than 2-3 times weekly. Targeted features for small-group instruction were based on PALS 1-3 results and the H-M Phonics/Decoding Screening test.

An instructional level text was added to small-group reading

Note: Writing and Language instruction is completed during process writing instruction outside of the 90-minute block.


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