Category Archive: Integration of Knowledge & Ideas Lessons Intermediate

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas Lessons - Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.7,9 Explain how text’s illustrations contribute to a story (mood, character or setting). Compare & contrast themes, settings & plots. RL.4.7,9 Make connections between the text and visual or oral presentation. Compare & contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics, good and evil, & patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. RL.5.7, 9 Analyze how visual & multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty, graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem.

Compare and Contrast Story Elements

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Compare and Contrast Story Elements – Free printable worksheets which allow students to record similarities and differences of story elements by completing a graphic organizer. Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: …

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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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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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Common Core Reading Lessons: Theme

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The underlying message or lesson that the author is trying to convey to the reader. These often include universal values dealing with life, society or human nature. Theme Lessons – Covers second through sixth grade. Examples: Identify the plot and main idea of a story that supports the theme.  Identify events in the plot that support …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Predicting

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Using information from a text to decide what will most likely happen next. Predicting Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Predict the outcome of a story with repeated text. Revise predictions that are incorrect. Make predictions based on character relationships. Create predictions based on historical events. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Plot

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The structure of events that make up the main story of a text. Plot Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.   Examples: Identify and describe the problem and solution in a story. Identify and describe the story elements in a story (characters, setting, problem, solution). Identify and describe how characters affect the plot.  Predict the …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Drawing Conclusions

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Combining background knowledge, personal experience and textual information to determine meaning. Drawing Conclusions Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Use pictures and context clues to draw conclusions about a missing word.  Identify the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions.  Use background knowledge to draw a conclusion from historical fiction, and more lessons. Comprehension …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Compare and Contrast

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How two or more things are alike (Compare) and how they are different (Contrast). Compare and Contrast Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Identify the similarities between two pictures when comparing them. Compare and contrast two characters from a book, a subject in a nonfiction book, two editorials, and more. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting and …

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