Category Archive: Text Types and Purposes Lessons Intermediate

Text Types and Purposes Lessons - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1 ,b,c,d Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. Introduce topic or text, state an opinion & create an organizational structure that lists reasons. Provide reasons that support the opinion. Use linking words & phrases: because, therefore, since, for example to connect opinion & reasons. Concluding statement. W.3.2 a,b,c,d Write informative/explanatory, Introduce a topic & group related information together; include illustrations, topic with facts, definitions & details, inking words and phrases: also, another, and, more, but, concluding statement. W.3.3 Narratives to develop real or imagined experiences. Situation & introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence, dialogue & descriptions of actions, thoughts & feelings, temporal words, closure. W.4.1 a,b,c,d W.4.2 a,b,c,d,e W.4.3 a,b,c,d,e - W.5.1 a,b,c,d W.5.2 a,b,c,d,e W.5.3 a,b,c,d,e opinion pieces with reasons & information. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion & create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. Reasons that are supported by facts & details. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases: for instance, in order to, in addition. Concluding statement, informative/explanatory, formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations & multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension, topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, link ideas: another, for example, also, because. Precise language & domain-specific vocabulary to inform. concluding statement. Narratives using effective technique, descriptive details, & event sequences. Orient the reader by establishing a situation & introducing a narrator & characters, dialogue & description, transitional words & phrases, concrete words & phrases & sensory details, conclusion from the narrated events.

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

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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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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: Fact and Opinion

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Information that can be proven to be true or false (Fact) and a personal statement of what one believes about a subject (Opinion). Fact and Opinion – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify facts and form opinions from a text. Distinguish between fact and opinion.  Locate and verify facts in nonfiction.  Create and identify …

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Teaching Text Features: K-8

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Text Features – Teach essential reading strategies and improve students’ reading comprehension with this new resource for teachers. Each grade level has two sets of pages, and callout boxes aimed at the student identify and explain the text features on the book’s pages. A teacher chart included with each set of pages helps you articulate …

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Setting up Writing Workshop: Prewriting, First Draft, Revising, Editing, Publishing

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Writers’ Workshop – Learn how to set up a writers workshop in your class. Learn about teaching Prewriting, First Draft, Revising, Editing, Publishing & more. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 -5.10 It is a tool that will allow you cover all Common Core Standards for ELA Writing. Text Types and Purposes, Production and Distribution of Writing, Research to Build and …

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Reading Comprehension Lessons & Worksheets

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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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K-12 Reading Lesson Plans

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Read Write Think –  Hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices. Elementary, middle school and high school reading lesson plans covering many Common Core standards. CCSS.ELA-Literacy English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature, Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Language. Key Ideas and …

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