Repeated Reading


Also available via YouTube.

This PD On Your Plan module highlights another awesome Oklahoma teacher: Ms. Kathy Prosser of Jefferson Middle School!

In this module, Ms. Prosser facilitates the learning while students track their personal growth in reading fluency and comprehension. As they take turns reading a text aloud, they track their speed and mark for any mistakes or confusion while reading. Students also compose questions about the text.

As you watch, consider the following:

  1. What ideas are you having or what are your three main takeaways after watching?
  2. What reading strategies have been successful in your classroom?
  3. What strategies do you want to implement and would you modify for your classroom?

Post your responses in the comment box at the bottom of the page.


194 kBRepeated Reading Directions PDF 263 kBFluency-Progress Tracker 72 kBLevel Questions handout PDF


Moving Beyond Texts lessons

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In this time of transition, we have created lessons for teachers grades 5-12 that focus on moving beyond texts to foster interactive student learning. These lessons are adaptable for all teachers to use in their classrooms. We have based the lessons on NMSI’s (National Math and Science Institute) lessons “Moving Beyond Text”. This program focuses on integrating visual, literary, informational, and electronic sources in lessons for the ELA classroom. We have produced these sample lessons in hopes that ELA teachers around the state will use these models and develop even better ideas to share with others here on the ELAOKTeachers site.

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Literacy & Writing Resources for Science, Social Studies/History, and Technical Subjects

To all School Faculty and Staff:

During the Oklahoma Summer Convening, our group of teachers collaborated and came up with several different ways to help with cross curricular alignment and curriculum mapping.   Our productions included:

These are not final copies.  It is in the drafting process; however, these are tools that we want to share with you with the understanding that there may be errors and changes may need to be made over the next couple of years as we move from PASS to Oklahoma Academic Standards/Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics.

We would like to retain our rights as authors; however, we do want you to use these as samples and guides for a better understanding of how the common core standards can be applied and how they can easily be viewed for vertical alignment in ELA 6-12 grades.

Thank you.


-Rebecca Bolding, Michelle Hall, Michelle Knight, Heather Samis, and Jennifer Williams

43 kBWriting Progression Chart for Cross-Curricular Teams

43 kBGeneral Writing Rubric – Literacy in Science, Social Studies, and Technical Subjects

27 kBCross Curricular Lesson Planning Template

49 kBLiteracy Lesson Starters for Science, Math, and Social Studies

6th-8th Grade OAS Curriculum Maps for ELA

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School districts across the state have spent time and effort in making the transition from the PASS Standards to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. We understand that this move will not be a quick process and that school districts will need assistance in making a successful changeover. Therefore, we designed curriculum maps for grades 6-8.

The curriculum maps provide a guide to follow when implementing the new standards. These documents do not dictate what teachers should teach but do give suggestions for teachers to use. We encourage school districts to change the maps to fit the needs of their students.

OAS Curriculum Maps were created by the following Oklahoma teachers:

Donna Bussell, Anadarko | Karen Bush, Big Pasture | Shanna Mellott, Cache

307 kB6th Grade ELA Map275 kB7th Grade ELA Map250 kB8th Grade ELA Map