Category: Key Ideas and Details Lessons Primary

Key Ideas and Details Lessons Primary - Common Core English Language Arts Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1, 2, 3 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Retell familiar stories, including key details. Identify characters, settings & major events in a story. RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3. RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why & how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. Retell stories, including key details & demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. Describe characters, settings & major events in a story, using key details.Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures & determine their central message, lesson, or moral. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events & challenges.

Common Core Reading Lessons: Main Idea

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The big idea in a text that tells what the text is mostly about. Main Idea Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify and describe what a book is mainly about using the title, text, and pictures. Identify and describe the main idea of a nonfiction book using textual details. Use the main …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Figurative Language

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Language enriched by word images and figures of speech. Figurative Language – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify and describe onomatopoeia in literature. Identify and describe hyperboles, idioms, metaphors, and similes in literature. Identify and describe puns. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Explicit Information

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Details that can be clearly found “right there” in the text. Explicit Information – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify explicit information in nonfiction and fiction. Use text features in nonfiction texts to identify explicit information. Use explicit information to answer questions about a fiction text. Key Ideas and Details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and …

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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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Common Core Reading Lessons: Classify and Categorize

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To arrange or organize details from a text into groups with similar traits (Categorize), and to name or label that group (Classify). Classify & Categorize Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Categorize characters based on their character traits, Classify and categorize information into an outline form, and more. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, …

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Cause & Effect

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  The reason why something happens (Cause) and what happens as a result (Effect). First Grade  – Lessons: Identify effects when given a cause in fiction. 2) Identify causes when given an effect in fiction. 3) Identify explicit causes and effects in fiction. Second Grade – Lessons: Identify and describe explicit effects in fiction. 2) …

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Reading Comprehension – Online Passages & Quizzes

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Read Theory – Sign up for free and gain access to over 1,000 reading comprehension exercises. The program teaches students to think critically, draw inferences, understand scope and global concepts, find or recall details, and infer the meanings of useful vocabulary words. The class creation process allows teachers to manage students, track progress, and analyze …

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Free Online Book Quizzes with Reports

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Book Adventure – Free, online resource to encourage young people to read more. It is free and easy to sign up whether you are a student, teacher, or parent. Search for books to read in the Book Finder to match with a book you have. Then then go back online to take the quiz. If …

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Main Idea Lesson – Video

Main Idea – A video lesson through song, about finding the main idea of a paragraph.  Includes a lesson on how to write a paragraph with a topic sentence with the main idea, supporting the main idea and the conclusion which restates the main idea. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a …

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Reading Comprehension Lessons & Worksheets

ReadWorks – Free site with over 1,400 K-8 non-fiction and literary reading passages, each with a research-based question set to support student comprehension. Printable worksheets and lessons. 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 …

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