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Craft and Structure Informational Text Lessons - Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4,5,6 Determine the meaning of general academic & domain-specific words & phrases. Text features & search tools, key words, sidebars, hyperlinks to locate information. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author. RI.4.4,5,6 Describe the overall structure, chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution of events, ideas, concepts, or information. Compare & contrast a firsthand & secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus & the information provided. RI.5.4,5,6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Research Magazine (3rd-6th): The Sun

 

  

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Research Magazine (3rd-6th): Earth

 

  

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Research Magazine (3rd-6th): Aztecs

 

 

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Reading Comprehension Strategies – Student Lesson and Online Activity

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 Reading Comprehension Strategies – Online video with a student lesson and student activities to improve their reading comprehension and to improve student’s ability to think and learn across the curriculum.  The following Common Core aligned strategies are covered: Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating, Synthesizing, and Strategies Together. Click for Common Core …

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Online Biographies of Famous People (Informational Text): Grades 2-5

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 Biographies of Famous People – Several free, color biographies of famous people that students can read, and they are written on a variety of reading levels to meet the needs of all types of readers. Famous people that children enjoy reading about are people from long ago, such as George Washington or Betsy Ross; or …

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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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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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