SSHHH·Someone is Listening

Rachael Elliott

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Rationale: To be considered a fluent reader, a student must not only be able to read out loud but must also read silently. This will also increase the childâs interest in reading and he/she will have motivation because they will know how to read on their own. However, while reading silently, the student must still comprehend the reading. In this lesson, students will learn to read silently by watching the modeling, by reading and rereading connected text, Bud the Sub..

 

Materials:  class set of Bud the Sub, sentence strip with Red is a fat pig. He is sad written on it, and silent reading check list

Check List:

___ Reads Aloud

___ Reads in a whisper

___ Reads while moving lips

___ Reads silently

 

 

Procedure:

1. Introduction. We have learned to decode words. We have learned the letter and sound correspondences. And, all of you have become fluent, successful readers. Is there some places that you would like to read, but you canât be loud or talk? What are some of those places? Well, today we are going to work on reading silently. You are already doing so well reading aloud that we are going to try reading silently to ourselves. When you read silently, you can read faster. Also, you usually donât read aloud in public, so this will help you be able to read in those places that we mentioned.

 

2.Explain and Model. When you read silently, you say the words in your head. You do not make a sound when you silent read. If you come to a word that you are not sure of, you can use cover-ups just like when you are reading aloud. I am going to show you how to read silently. First, I am going to read the sentence out loud. Red is a fat pig. He is sad. Now, I am going to read in a whisper. (Read sentence). The next step is reading with just moving our lips. (Read sentence). Now, I am going to read the sentence to myself. We must remember to be sure that we understand the story as we are reading silently.

 

3. We will be reading Bud the Sub. This is a story about a man named Gus and Bud his submarine. One day they go for a ride out in the ocean. While they are on their ride they hear something. The noise is a boat that needs help. The boat even has a man and a dog on it. I wonder what is going to happen to the man and dog that are on the boat? Weâll have to read and find out.

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4. Practice: Now, you will read Bud the Sub silently. After we all finish reading, we will talk about the story to be sure that everyone understood.

 

5. Assessment: I will walk around the room and watch each student reading. I will use this checklist to assess their silent reading.

 

  

Check List:

___ Reads Aloud

___ Reads in a whisper

___ Reads while moving lips

___ Reads silently

 

After each student is finished reading, we will discuss the book as a group. I will ask questions such as What happened to the sub? and Who was it that helped? I will assess the answers that the students give to check and be sure that they understood what they read silently.

 

References:

Montiel, Frazier. Don't Say A Word
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/persp/montielgf.html

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 Bud the Sub. Educational Insights. 1990

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