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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

Subject: Literacy
Grade span: 2 to 3
Duration: 55 minutes
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Read Aloud


This lesson is one example of how you can implement a read-aloud. After reviewing the book cover and title, key themes, and any new vocabulary, read a book aloud. Pausing to ask questions throughout the story encourages students to engage the literature. A follow-up activity prompts students to extend what they know, apply it in writing or drawing, and make connections to their lives and world.

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