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Drawing Inferences Game

Drawing Inferences Game – This fun game can be played in pairs or teams.  Students match answers on triangles by drawing an inference based on clues from cards that ask questions. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences…

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Drawing Inferences Worksheets

Drawing Inferences – Free printable worksheets can be used to have students determine what the author is suggesting by using the information from the text and what is already known about the content.  Students will reviews recorded information and write an inference. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text…

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Compare and Contrast Story Elements

Compare and Contrast Story Elements – Free printable worksheets which allow students to record similarities and differences of story elements by completing a graphic organizer. Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:…

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Story Mapping Worksheet: Grades 3-5

Story Mapping Worksheet – Mini-lesson/activity with free printable worksheet.  Students identify story elements (narrative text structure) to improve reading comprehension. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama,…

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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 with several ELA…

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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 more complex long format reading material. Most…

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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: Vocabulary in Context

The meaning of a word within a text. Vocabulary in Context Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Use picture cues to read unknown words. Use visual, meaning, and structure clues together to determine the meaning of a word.  Use a dictionary to find the meaning of unknown words in a text.  Use appositives…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Setting

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: Predicting

Using information from a text to decide what will most likely happen next. Predicting Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. Examples: Predict the outcome of a story with repeated text. Revise predictions that are incorrect. Make predictions based on character relationships. Create predictions based on historical events. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting…

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