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Online Leveled Informational Text Reading and Adaptive Math Problems Front Row Ed – Free for teachers with an option for schools and districts to purchase for more bells and whistles, but what you get to do for free is really good. Math: Sign up your class and they take a pretest to find their level…

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Reading Comprehension Strategies 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…

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Online Sports Books – Informational Text (Grades 2-5) Online Sports Books – Learn about the importance of playing sports as well as the histories and rules of the following sports: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Golf, Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Volleyball. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where,…

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Online Biographies of Famous People – Informational Text (Grades 2-5) 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…

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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…

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Reading Passages (K-8) 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…

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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…

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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…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Genre A category or type of text, organized by common literary elements. Genre Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Identify the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Identify facts learned from a nonfiction text. Use guide words in an encyclopedia to locate a subject. Identify the characteristics of science fiction.…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Fact and Opinion 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…

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