Reading to Comprehend
Teacher: Valene Ann Q. Salas
Subject: Language Arts/ Reading Lesson: Reading Comprehension
Grade: 5th Duration of Lesson: 1 month
• 20 students (11 boys and 9 girls)
• Ages 10-11 years
• Accommodations: 1 child with a learning disability called Dysgraphia
- Encourage to practice handwriting skills
- Great keyboarding skills
- Needs extra time to organize thought, through the use of Prenzu the
student will be able to organize his thoughts and not worry about his
spelling until I print it and check it.
• Ethnicities: Filipino, Chamorro, Korean, Palauan, and Caucasion
Specific Entry Competencies:
Students are knowledgeable of the different elements of a book (Title, Author, and
Illustrator). They are also able to read a story with 100 or more pages and identify the
introduction of the story, problem, and the solution to the story to show their reading
Most of the students have excellent Reading and Math skills. Their reading level is above
average, but their comprehension skills are at a low level and just about average, They
work well each other, help one another when one needs help, they are hardworking, and
very creative when it comes to Fine Arts and group projects. They enjoy hands-on activities
and many visuals to enhance their learning.
1. Students will choose a story by choosing a book at the library with 100 pages or
more from the library
2. Students will identify the parts of the book (Title, Author, Illustrator) they chose by
writing in their online journal Penzu
3. Students will explain about their story by answering questions using an online journal
4. Students will report about their book of choice by recording their voices on voice
thread with their picture and book (Title, Author, Illustrator, Introduction, Problem,
5. Students will plan a story in groups of two using an online writing pad such as Pirate
6. Students will develop a comic strip of their story using a website Comix
7. Students will create an animation of their story using a website GoAnimation
8. Students will complete their story by posting their comic and animation on KidsBlog
9. Students will be able to comprehend what they have read from a book with 100 or
Select Media, Materials, and Methods
Methods: Individual Work and Group Work
1. Projector: to show the students Comic Strip, Animation, and Voice Thread
3. Penzu: for the students to write in their online journal about their book and
why they chose the book. Note: Great for the special needs student to type
how he feels and have the opportunity to use spell check and grammar.
4. Pirate Pad: the students to write an outline for their comic strip
5. Voice Thread: to record the student’s voices while they are presenting their
6. Comix: an online website for the students to create a story telling each other
why they should read the book
7. GoAnimation: an online website for the students to transfer their comics to an
8. Kids Blog: where the students can post their comic and animation
10. Book (Student’s Choice)
Utilize Media, Materials, and Methods
Computers and Internet are very important and are a necessity for this lesson. There are
many websites the students will be using to complete this huge assignment. The projector
will be used to showcase the Voice Thread of the students recordings and pictures as well
as their animations. Penzu is an online journal where the students will write about their
book by answering questions. The questions will already be provided to accommodate the
student with a learning disability. Print out the corrected paper for this student and have him
write out his whole outline with the corrections. Voice Thread is an online soft ware where
the teacher will take picture of the student with a camera showcasing their book along. This
software will also be used to record the students presenting their book. Pirate Pad will be
used when the students get into groups of two-three to create an outline or a rough draft of
their story that they will be recreating using a comic strip. They could also chat with each
other has they are planning. GoAnimate is another website where the students will be
transferring their comic strip into an animation. Last, but not least, Kidsblog is a class blog
where the students will upload their animations and comic strip and comment on their other
Teacher will be showing the students how to use these website through a step by step
process using a projector and personal computer.
Require Learner Participation
Each student will first be graded on the completion of reading their book and their Reading
comprehension. They will also be graded on their participation, creativity, and sentence
structure. The students will be involved in the activities that we will be completing through
the usage of the computers and websites. This whole activity will have to involve all
students and every member of the groups would have to contribute ideas to complete the
last two sections of the activity, which is the comic strip and animation. I will be walking
around the classroom observing all members of the groups. The reading part will have to
involve all the students, where they will be given time in the class to read their book and
given the opportunity to read in class for a few minutes. For the Prenzu activity, each
student will have to write in their personal online journals where I could enter and make
corrections to their paper and outline. The voice thread section of this activity will again
involve all students where they will get their picture taken with their book and at the same
time get their voice recorded as they present their book. After the Voice Thread section is
completed, the students will be placed in groups of two or three and create a story about
them telling each other why they should read their book of choice. The final touches of this
huge project will be the comic strip, animation, and posting of their blog where the students
will have to work as a team in each group to complete before the last day of the 4th week to
be able to watch everyone’s animation.
• Bring the students to the library and allow them to choose a book with 100 or
more pages to read in class for 30 minutes and at home.
Week 2 A couple of days may be added so the students could finish their book
• Allow the students to write about their book and why they chose the book in
their online journal Prenzu answering the following questions: (45 minutes)
1. What is the title of the book?
2. Who is the author and illustrator?
3. Why did you choose this book?
4. What is the book about?
5. Who are the characters?
6. What was the problem?
7. How was the problem solved?
To help the student with special needs organize his thoughts, provide a concept
map on paper so the student will be able to fill in the blanks and at the same time practice
handwriting skills. Once his ideas are outlined, allow him to insert his ideas onto his online
• Take a picture of each student and record them talking about their book using
Voice Thread. ( 40 minutes)
• Post on the board the same questions they answered on their Penzu to guide
the students when recording. Ask the student with special needs to write the
questions on the board.
- Make sure to print out the students with special needs outline from
Prenzu so he could read his outline when recording
• Using the projector, showcase the recordings to the class to hear about
everyone’s book. (10-15 minutes)
• Pair up students and have them create a rough draft story about themselves
telling each other why both should read each other’s book using Pirate Pad.
• Create a comic strip of their story using Make Belief Comix (40 minutes)
• Before the students begin, project this website and show the students how to
create a comic strip and show them the rubric that I will be using to assess
their comic strip.
• Next, have the students transfer their comic strip story to a form of animation
using Go Animation. (40 minutes)
• Showcase the different animations through the usage of a projector and
• Discuss about KidsBlog and how get the students started with their personal
Thursday-Friday (extra day)
• Have the students post up their animation and comic strip onto their KidsBlog
and comment on one another comic and animation.
• Showcase all the creative animations from the students once everything is
uploaded and completed.
Note: Give extra time to the special needs student to complete his ideas and allow him to
work with a partner.
Evaluate & Revise
• Evaluate student reading comprehension through the use of a rubric
• Evaluate students’ sentence structure, creative writing, and creativity through
the use of a rubric.
Be Creative Rubric
Date:______________________ Project: Comic Strip and Animation
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Clarity and Comic Strip is Comic Strip is Comic Strip is Comic Strip is
Neatness easy to read and easy to read and somewhat easy hard to read and
all elements are most elements to read and some few elements are
clear. are clear. elements are clear.
Spelling & No spelling or No spelling or One to three More than four
Grammar grammatical grammatical spelling or spelling and/or
mistakes in a mistakes in a grammatical grammatical
comic strip. comic strip. errors in the errors in the
comic strip. comic strip.
Required Comic Strip Comic Strip Comic Strip One or more
Elements includes all includes all includes all required elements
required required required is missing from
elements as well elements and elements. the comic strip.
as a few one additional
Cooperation Worked Worked Worked Did not work
cooperatively cooperatively cooperatively cooperatively with
with partner all with partner most with partner partner.
the time with no of the time with some of the time
need for teacher no need for with little need for
intervention. teacher teacher
Use of Time Used time wisely. Used time wisely Used time wisely Wasted time in
most of the time. some of the time. class.
Reading Comprehension Rubric
Date:____________________________ Title of Book:________________________
Very Good Adequate Some Very Little Total
Comprehension Comprehension Comprehension Comprehension
20-8 15-7 10-6 5-1
Tell most events Tell many events Tells some of Tell 1 or 2
in sequence or in sequence for the events or events or key
tells most key the most part or key facts facts
facts tells key facts
Includes most Include many Include some Include few or
important details important from important details no important
and key text from text details from text
Refers to all Refers to many Refers to 1 or 2 Refers to 1 or 2
characters or characters or characters or characters or
topics by specific topics by name topics by generic topics using
names in text name or label pronouns
(boy, girl, dog)
Provides Provides Provides some Responds with
insightful adequate response to incorrect
response to response to teacher information
teacher teacher questions and
questions and questions and prompts
Graphic Organizer to Accommodate the student with Dysgraphia
Example of Prenzu:
Example of Pirate Pad: Students will create an outline of what their characters are
going to say in their comic strip and animation