School Radio – Animated Stories for Children

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School Radio – Free audio stories with video animation sponsored by the BBC so the standards are the United Kingdom’s National Literacy Strategy framework.  Text is available for students to read before or after.  Stories include: The Tales of Beatrix Potter, Jack and the Giant Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Viking Sagas, Oliver Twist, Tales …

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Reading Lessons: K-5

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Reading Lessons – From Scholastic. Covering kindergarten through sixth grade. Thousands of free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, and extension activities. Covers many Common Core standards. CCSS.ELA-Literacy English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature, Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Language. Key Ideas and Details (Literature and Informational Text) Craft and Structure Integration …

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Main Idea (Key Ideas and Details) Online Game: Grades 2-5

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Main Idea Game – Read small literature and informational text passages.  Choose the main idea and if you get it right you get to pick three boxes and play a hangman type word game. Best for grades 2,3,4, and 5. Key Ideas and Details – Literature and Informational Text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions …

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Main Idea (Key Ideas and Details) Worksheets: Grades 1-4

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Main Idea Worksheets – Free printable worksheets covering Common Core standards within Key Ideas and Details Literature and Informational Text. Best for grades 1, 2, 3, or 4. Key Ideas and Details – Literature and Informational Text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell …

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Main Idea (Key Ideas and Details) Online Game

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Main Idea Online Game – Simple game where you are given three sentences.  One of the sentences is the main idea. Select the sentence and put it into the hamburger and see if it is correct.  Great for review of main idea (Key Ideas and Details) for grades 1, 2, and 3. Key Ideas and …

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Online Writing Games (Grades 1-4)

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Online Writing Games – Free activities, resources and practice exercises related to writing letters, stories, newspapers, debates, advertising and instructions. The games are perfect for challenging students who enjoy interactive learning online. Find a topic that suits you and improve your English by completing as many of the educational challenges as you can.  For grades …

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Reading Passages (K-8)

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Reading Passages – Must register (free) to have access to passages. Covers reading levels kindergarten through eight grade.  The passages can be used for comprehension, fluency, or about any reading skill in the Common Core State Standards. Informational and literary texts. Organized by grade or lexile. The reading passages can be used with several ELA …

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5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units

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5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units – These are longer units organized around a single chapter book. These units do not focus on a teaching students any one reading comprehension skill but provide an opportunity for students to practice a suite of reading comprehension skills to master more complex long format reading material. Most …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Comprehension Units

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Comprehension Units – These research-based units facilitate close reading, precise questioning based on evidence in the text, and focused discussion to enable comprehension of the entire text. Read-aloud and paired text lessons embody the most effective research-proven instructional practices to support student comprehension. Units are based on superb, carefully selected leveled books, with authentic paired …

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