20 Minute Horizonte Reading Time
PLAN AHEAD
1. Select your text
Text Suggestions

Text Readability

Article and Text Resources
2. Plan Ahead: you may need to adjust instruction and assessments based on the amount of weeks and holidays in each session.
3. Assessment Options
4. Supplemental Reading for Teachers: Strategies that Work By Stephanie Harvey and Anne Gourdvis
Other Suggested Reading: Reading for Understanding, A Guide to Improving Reading in Middle and High School Classrooms by Greenleaf, Cziko, Hurwitz.

Week

Objective


Teaching Strategy

One
Student will be able

During the first week of each session, get to know your students by giving a reading survey and a pre-assessment. Allow time to review pre-assessment scores with students.
Two
Student will be able to Activate their background
knowledge and make connections

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Three
Student will be able to Set a Purpose and Ask Questions

I do:
We do:
You do: Use a reading log or a graphic organizer to encourage students to demonstrate setting a purpose and asking questions. The questions bookmark includes promts. The thick and think organizer encourages students to ask deeper questions. Thick.doc describes thick/thin questions.
Four
Student will be able to Visualize the Text

I do:
We do:
You do: Ask students to visualize the text during independent practice.
Five
Student will be able to Make Inferences

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Six
Student will be able to demonstrate reading strategies

Review the reading strategies using think alouds, think pair shares and independent practice tools like the thinking tracker.
Seven
Student will be able to demonstrate reading strategies

Pre-assessment
Allow time to review scores with your students




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