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Animated Reading Comprehension Lesson and Activity – Second & Third Grade

Prefixes and Suffixes – You’ll love this fun and free vocabulary lesson! Children play a balloon game and make new words by adding prefixes and suffixes to root words. Specific feedback combined with exciting interaction makes this lesson a hit for parents and students. Basic Sight Words – Two free sight word lessons. Both lessons…

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Reading Comprehension Strategies – Student Lesson and Online Activity

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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Reading Lessons: K-5

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: Comprehension Units

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: Voice

An author’s tone or attitude toward a subject in a text. Voice Lessons – Covers second through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify and describe the author’s voice (feelings) in a poem using the title and textual evidence.  Compare and contrast words and phrases in poems with different voices.  Give examples of words and phrases that support…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Sequence

The order of events or steps in a text. Sequence Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Show the correct order of events from beginning to end in a story.  Use sequence clue words (morning, afternoon, late afternoon, night, and months) to show the correct order of events in fiction.  Summarize the important events…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Plot

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: Main Idea

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

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: Character

The looks, traits, thoughts, and relationships of a person, animal or object with life-like qualities in a text. Character Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. From describing physical traits to describing the protagonist and antagonist. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.5 Add drawings or other…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Cause & Effect

  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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