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5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units

5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units 5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units – These are longer units organized around a single chapter book. These units do not focus on a teaching students any one reading comprehension skill but provide an opportunity for students to practice a suite of reading comprehension skills to master…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Comprehension Units

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: Theme

Common Core Reading Lessons: Theme The underlying message or lesson that the author is trying to convey to the reader. These often include universal values dealing with life, society or human nature. Theme Lessons – Covers second through sixth grade. Examples: Identify the plot and main idea of a story that supports the theme.  Identify events…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Main Idea

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

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

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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Common Core Reading Lessons: Explicit Information

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

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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Main Idea Worksheets (nonfiction): Grades 5-12

Main Idea Worksheets: Nonfiction (Grades 5-12) Main Idea Worksheets – Finding the main idea for nonfiction texts. Upper grades 5-12.  Includes a main idea lesson – An animated PowerPoint slideshow explaining what main idea is and how one may go about identifying it. This concise presentation includes five practice problems after the lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 –…

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Wildlife Books, Games, Coloring and Curriculum

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 & Worksheets

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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