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Directed Reading Lesson. The Teacher’s Role in a Directed Reading Lesson. Presented by: Elise Pitts Special Services Teacher Alabama State Department of Education . Directed Reading Lesson. Before Reading: Set the purpose Motivate Teach and review vocabulary. Directed Reading Lesson.

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Directed Reading Lesson

The Teacher’s Role in a Directed Reading Lesson

Presented by:

Elise Pitts

Special Services Teacher

Alabama State Department of Education

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Directed Reading Lesson

  • Before Reading:

  • Set the purpose

  • Motivate

  • Teach and review vocabulary

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Directed Reading Lesson

  • During Reading

  • Model and guide reading

  • Aid comprehension and interpretation

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Directed Reading lesson

  • After Reading

  • Evaluate

  • Provide Related Activities

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Teach the Vocabulary

  • Introduce new words

  • Assess prior knowledge of the words orally

  • Discuss meanings of words in context

  • Use graphic organizers

  • Discuss multiple meaning of words

  • Write meaningful sentences

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Teach the Vocabulary

  • Have a “Word for the Day”

  • Teach how to “Skim and Scan”

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Before Reading

  • Set the Purpose

  • State the Objective

  • Establish Type of Reading

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Motivate( engage the learner)

  • Access prior knowledge (KWL)

  • Use visuals and manipulatives

  • Use illustrations, titles, graphs, charts

  • Use graphic organizers

  • Questioning and discussion

  • Have students make written predictions

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During Reading

  • GUIDED MODEL READING (Model thinking and self-questioning as you read.)

  • Verify and/or reformulate predictions

  • Use graphic organizers

  • Two-column notes

  • Search for answers to pre-reading questions

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During Reading


  • Students follow print as a fluent, practiced reader (teacher or reading partner) reads selected passages, but reads most of the assignment silently, asking for help when meaning breaks down.

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During Reading


  • Read silently

  • Find answers to specific questions

  • Fill in outline

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During Reading

  • Teach/Model prior to assignments

  • Summarize assignment

  • Model personal responses

  • Model cooperative responses from groups

  • Point of focus of lesson

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Adjust reading rate


Answer pre-reading questions

Reread, if necessary



Monitor vocabulary

Use context clues

Strategies for comprehension

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After Reading(Instruct/Guide Students)

  • Confirm/adjust predictions

  • Reread or skim, if necessary to answer questions

  • Complete KWL

  • Deep questioning and discussion period

  • Reflect through: writing, art, drama, Venn diagram, Semantic Feature Analysis

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Evaluate/Assess Progress

  • Observation

  • Reading Logs

  • Varied writing activities

  • Checklists

  • Response during instruction

  • Student interviews and conferences

  • Teacher developed tests and quizzes