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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
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This lesson is one example of how you can implement a read-aloud. You will review the guidelines for listening with students, review the title and book cover, read a story that engages students, pausing often to check for understanding and invite predictions, and discuss the key elements of the story.

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