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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

Subject: Literacy
Grade span: K to 2
Duration: 60 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. Read-aloud activities are a great way to reinforce reading skills at any age. You will engage students in a story, model fluent reading, discuss the themes of the story, and then students will illustrate their ideas in drawings and dioramas.

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The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.