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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

Who Am I Without Him?
Subject: Literacy
Grade span: 6 to 8
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes (once a week on an ongoing basis)
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. Students select a text they want to read and work with on an ongoing basis. Although the group meets four times a week, this read-aloud activity occurs once a week. The instructor reads a chapter from the text each week, gradually working through the entire text.

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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.