Reading, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing: Missing Nimama – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Name: Kaytlyn Placatka                                                                  

Date: November 20th, 2017

Subject: English                                                                               

Grade: Four

Content (Topic):

Reflecting on What We Have Learned: Reading, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing

Instructional Strategies:

  • Close Reading
  • Direct Instruction


CR4.3 Listen, summarize, paraphrase, and evaluate what was listened to and draw conclusions.


E. Ask thoughtful questions that probe deeper thought and respond to questions with elaboration.

F. Summarize and paraphrase major ideas and supporting evidence presented in spoken messages and formal presentations.

Prerequisite Learning:

Students will require the basic knowledge of sentence structure for this lesson.

Differentiated Learning/Adaptive Dimensions:

For students that struggle with their writing, I will walk around the classroom and scribe for students that require additional help.

Preparation (Materials, Resources, Equipment):

  • Book, “Missing Nimama”
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Writing Utensil

Student Engagement/ Classroom Management Strategies:

  • Asking questions
  • Have students ask questions
  • Create a calm environment for students to write

Set (Min 2-5)

At the beginning of the lesson, students will gather on the mat and students will make inferences as to what the book is about.

Development (Min 20-30 )

As a class, we will then read the book aloud together. Upon the completion of the book, students will then return to their desks and be given a sheet of paper. On their paper students will summarize what they have learned in a form of their choosing (i.e. Drawing and writing a comic, creating a poem, writing a song etc.) to reflect upon what they have learned. While students will have choice in regards to how they chose to summarize or paraphrase what they learned they must include the following (I will write what they must include on the board):

  • Title
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • Events
  • Conclusion

Closure (Min 10-15)

At the end of the lesson, we will reflect upon what we have learned. After we have done this, students will have the opportunity to present their work.