Reads and interprets workplace data

How to Teach Reading Lesson Plans: Reads and interprets practical workplace data (e.g., recipes, assembly directions, applications, menus).

1) Utilizes prior knowledge
Ask students to read the following headings from board.(1) What I Know (2) What I Want to Know (3) What I Learned. Have the students answer questions 1 and 2; then read a selection and answer question 3.

2) Follows the directions in a passage
Assign students to work with other students to help each other follow directions.
Teach the students skills for following directions (e.g., read carefully, write down important points, ask for clarification, wait until directions are received before beginning, etc.).
Reduce directions to individual steps.
Clarify directions orally after handing out materials to students.
Give directions in a variety of ways to increase the probability of understanding.
Make certain that written directions are presented on the student’s reading level.
Use writing/publlishing tool and tv converter to display directions for students to follow during the day.

3) Explains importance of correct sequence of activities
Provide index cards that have incorrect sequenced activities listed on each. After following the directions as given, the student explains the outcome. The students are then given a card with the activity correctly sequenced. After following these directions, the student compares both results.
Write each step of a sequenced activity on individual sentence strips. Display the sentence strips in an incorrect sequence. After reading the incorrect sequence, the student will explain what might happen if the steps are followed in the order given. The student then rearranges the strips to show the correct sequence. The corrected sequence is then read and explained by the students.
Use a presentation tool and tv converter to display activities for students to put in correct sequence.

4) Interprets specialized vocabulary
Make sure student has seen and heard the specialized vocabulary in context.
Have the student write a synonym for specialized vocabulary used in context.
Use a presentation tool and tv converter to display a word a day in which the definition is given, part of speech is given, and word is used in a sentence.

5) Identifies information which provides additional clarity (e.g., bold-faced print, illustrations, italics)
Show students several passages with italics and bold-faced print. Explain how these words are stressed when these passages are read.
Have students locate italics, bold-faced print, and illustrations in selected passages and have them explain these.

6) Locates and applies appropriate information (e.g., phone books, manuals, order forms)
Make sure student understand alphabetical order.
Provide student with an alphabet strip.
Have the students use a phone book to find designated information such as emergency numbers, zip codes of surrounding communities, or business numbers. Allow student to answer questions such as:
(1) On what street is the (business) located?
(2) If you needed to call the police, where would you find this information?
(3) Interprets graphic aides in a passage
Have the student read and interpret a menu.
Have the student complete application for classroom job.
Have the student read and assemble model.

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