• IDR Lesson Plans – Thankful Thursday – May 21st, 4th Grade

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    Lesson Plans-Parents and Students: IDR-Independent Daily Reading

    • Last week I was having One Note problems. I was not able to see everyone’s entries for Independent Reading. Please let me know if you were unable to see my response for this week May 18 to May 21st

    Lesson Plans-Parents and Students: IDR-Independent Daily Reading! Good Morning!   

    *New directions to students for IDR –Reactions added to help with Starter Sentences! Attachments!

    Remember that you must write your thinking every 5 or so pages using a starter sentence or reaction and then at the end of chapter or section summary. You must have many different “Stop and Jots” to share each day. I will write a response to you!   


    Please look at the Stop and Jot notes to help you write your thinking and reactions. 

    I have made a copy of the 10 starter sentences to your lesson plans and added reaction choices. Any question email me at jmasso@wtps.org      Please write Date, Title of book and pages read! 


    Dear Parents and Students:Ms. Castano and Ms. McGoldrick students, which I co teach during Independent Daily Reading IDR (Independent Daily Reading) Responsibilities, Follow below for instructions.

    I have also added Starter sentences and reaction examples for your Stop and Jot responses at bottom of lesson plans to help you.

    Today, daily as we continue remote learning at home, you will be reading a book of your choice. This is separate of any ELA lessons from ELA teachers. Again, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to email me jmasso@wtps.org


    Where To Find Your Work: Log into your Office 365 account and go to your Remote Learning Class Notebook or One Note for Ms Castano or Mrs. McGoldrick (click on your name) there will be a tab that says IDR click on that and write responses to the  book you are reading. You need to include the title of book, page number, and response to starter sentence of your choice.

    Learning Objectives:   

    • Reading:I will read my IDR book and respond to the text by using a starter sentence or reaction


    • Writing:I will select a stop and jot starter sentence and write my response.

     Learning Activities:

    • Reading:You will read for 20-30 minutes daily and write a response.
    • Writing:You will select a stop and jot starter sentence and write my response.


    How I will see/check your work:

    I will check your work in the Remote Learning Class Notebook. I will write responses to your starter sentences or reactions examples.   How We Communicate: 

    If you have questions please send an email to me at jmasso@wtps.org. I can answer your questions by sending a response to your email address.

    Mrs. Masso   Reading Teacher jmasso@wtps.org

    IDR Starter Sentences to use for Independent reading responses! 


    1. I think... because...
    2. I wonder...
    3. This chapter/section was mostly about...
    4. The MOST important part of this chapter/section is...
    5. I just learned... and this makes me think...
    6. (Character's name) thinks... because...
    7. A character that changed in the story was... because ...(give text evidence)
    8. (Character's name) is feeling..... because in the text...
    9. This reminds me of … because...
    10. (Character's name) is .... (name a character trait)... because ...

    Reactions l


    1. Choose two character traits that fit a character from the story. Use details from the book to prove the traits fit the character.
    2. What would you and your favorite character talk about in your first conversation?  Your conversation 
      must relate to events from the story. 
    3. In what ways are you like any of the characters in this book?  Use details from the book to support your ideas.
    4. What are the best and worst parts of the book? Explain.
    5. What parts of this book seem most believable?  What parts seem unbelievable? Explain.
    6. Based on what you read so far, what do you think might happen next?  Use information from the book to support your prediction.
    7. What did the author do particularly well? Give an example.
    8. What did the author do poorly?  How could you improve the author’s work? 
    9. What is one possible theme for this story? Support your position with two pieces of evidence.
    10. How did the character change from the beginning to the end of the book?





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