Category: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Lessons First Grade

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Lessons First Grade - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. L.1.4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. L.1.4b Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word. L.1.4c Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms. L.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. L.1.5a Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent. L.1.5b Define words by category and by one or more key attributes. L.1.5c Identify real-life connections between words and their use. L.1.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner and adjectives differing in intensity by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings. L.1.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships.

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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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: Setting

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Where and when a story takes place. Setting Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify when and where a story takes place.  Identify and describe when a story takes place using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words.  Determine the implicit setting of a story using context clues and visualization.  Identify and describe …

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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: 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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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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Critical Nouns – Common Core Vocabulary

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Below is a list of critical nouns students must comprehend for the Common Core State Standards K-12. Alliteration Analogy Argument Central Idea Conclusions Connections Connotative Language Details Evidence Figurative Language Illustrations Interaction Metaphor Mood Point of view Rhetoric Simile Stanza Structures Theme Tone   Please follow and like us:

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Critical Verbs – Common Core Vocabulary

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Below is a list of critical verbs students must comprehend for the Common Core State Standards K-12. Analyze Articulate Cite Compare Comprehend Contrast Delineate Demonstrate Describe Determine Develop Distinguish Draw Evaluate Explain Identify Infer Integrate Interpret Locate Organize Paraphrase Refer Retell Suggest Support Summarize Synthesize Trace Verb Definitions analyze – the act of separating a …

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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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