Whole Class Guided Reading: Poetry

It’s official, I’ve converted whole heartedly to using the Whole Class Guided Reading approach! It’s taken my class by storm and my children adore reading lessons!

This product is based on the poem ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth. This lesson focuses primarily on vocabulary, with aspects of retrieval. Children will look for the meaning of words like ‘vale’, ‘vacant’, ‘secluded’ and ‘pensive’ through context. Looking for meaning through context is a guided skill taught in this lesson.
As an activity, children will draw pictures for the 14 new words learned from this poem to gather the meaning for themselves and at the end of the lesson, engage in vocabulary charades, to “act out” what the words mean.
Understanding the vocabulary in a text is crucial to the overall comprehension, so starting this series of lessons at vocabulary will support them in understanding this poem on a whole other level by the end of the week.
If you liked this lesson, the follow on lesson will look at using inference skills and you can find that lesson on my stores.

Included in this product:
A detailed powerpoint to guided your lesson/teaching.
Vocabulary cards.
Detailed lesson plan.
Activity sheets.
Poem (with vocabulary definitions)
Game (on PowerPoint).
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To see my day-to-day guided reading lessons, head over to my Instagram or blog, where I share tips and tricks to what’s worked best in my class. Maybe you’ll see an idea to use in your classroom?

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