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Common Core Reading Lessons: Explicit Information 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…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Compare and Contrast 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…

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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…

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Wildlife Books, Games, Coloring and Curriculum Online Books The Wold and the Dog – Informational text for grades 3 to 7. Wild Animals that Need our Help – Informational text for grades 3 to 7.  Includes printable word searches, crosswords and coloring pages. Penguins – Preschool to Kindergarten. Tigers – Kindergarten to second grade. Polar Bears…

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Reading Comprehension Lessons and 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…

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K-12 Reading Lesson Plans 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,…

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