Our Reading for Purpose lesson plan strengthens reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. This lesson introduces students to the purposes of reading and briefly discusses an author’s purpose for writing content. Explore the numerous reasons for reading both fiction and non-fiction content and equip young students to make connections between their prior knowledge and the content they are reading. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to design a poster to encourage people to read more books, including specific reasons, which they then present to the class, strengthening their presentation skills. Students are asked to answer questions about why people read, the benefits of reading, and their personal preferences for reading.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain why people read, identify purposes for reading, and use strategies to become motivated to read.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.A