Standards-based, end-of-year tests challenge students to remain focused. Stamina-Building Lessons teach strategies that help students focus their attention and sustain their reading energy.
Why Use Stamina-Building Lessons
Students need to independently read, write, and think critically for ever-increasing stretches of time, which makes stamina a key to success, especially for end-of-year tests that are often lengthy and rigorous.
Students need explicit instruction on how to remain engaged with what they are reading and to recognize when their attention is lagging so they can refocus and get back on task.
How to Use Stamina-Building Lessons
Each lesson that targets stamina building follows a similar instructional approach of model, practice, and assess to provide the strategies students need to keep focused and engaged with what they are reading.
Step-by-step instructions and a sample dialog section called I Do, We Do, You Do helps teachers gradually release responsibility for learning stamina-building strategies to students.
Student resources in printable and projectable formats accompany each lesson and provide the tools necessary for whole-class, small-group, or independent skill practice.